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Columbia Mailman School’s World AIDS Day Activities

“For this year’s World AIDS Day theme, “Know Your Status,” ICAP at Columbia Mailman School is inviting students, faculty, staff and the public to attend “Knowledge is Power: World AIDS Day at 30” featuring presentations, a panel discussion, and reception.

Tuesday, December 4
1:30-3:00 p.m.
Allan Rosenfield Building
722 West 168th St., New York City

Speakers will include:

SSTAR Project
The Heilbrunn Department of Population and Family Health’s Structural Determinants & Social Transitions among Adolescents and Young Adults in Rakai (SSTAR) Project has just wrapped up its first year. HDPFH Professor Dr. John Santelli and Dr. Fred Nalugoda from the Rakai Health Sciences Program in Uganda lead the NICHD-funded project, which is using mixed-methods research to study the influence of social structural determinants and social transitions on HIV incidence among adolescents and young adults (15-24 years old) in Rakai, Uganda.

Prisoners for AIDS Counseling and Education (PACE)
For the sixth year in a row, Robert Fullilove, EdD, associate dean of Community and Minority Affairs and professor of Sociomedical Sciences will speak at three World AIDS Day events organized by PACE [Prisoners for AIDS Counseling and Education] in New York State prisons. The three prisions, Fishkill, Woodbourne and Eastern, have a significant number of members who are part of the Bard Prison Initiative (BPI).

Fullilove will present latest information on the state of HIV/AIDS in the U.S. and updates on his former students from the Bard Prison Initiative who now work in the HIV field, typically with community based organizations like Harlem United or the Alliance – formerly the AIDS Service Center of New York.

 

Project STAY– Screening and Treatment for High-Risk Youth
Under the direction of Alwyn Cohall, MD, professor of Sociomedical Sciences and director of the Harlem Health Promotion Center, Project STAY (Services to Assist Youth) will provide testing for adolescents and young adults at six New York City area schools and community World AIDS Day events. Presentations will also be made at several of sites on November 29th– December 3rd, including:  Fashion Institute of Technology, Lab High School, Guttman Community College, NYP- Argus Community Center, Red Ball (DOHMH House Ball event), and Lehman High School.

Project Stay,which is is administered jointly by NewYork-Presbyterian and the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, provides sexual health education, risk reduction, STI/HIV screening and treatment services to high-risk youth; and comprehensive medical and psychosocial services youth living with HIV.