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Ugandan HIV Researchers Visit Georgia State

As public health scholars and colleagues around the world marked World AIDS Day on December 1, representatives from non-profit Uganda Youth Development Link (UYDEL) visited Atlanta to finalize plans for a study of the effects of alcohol marketing on youth HIV transmission. Mr. Kairye Rogers, executive director of UYDEL, and senior programme manager, Mr. Rogers Mutaawe, met with Georgia State researchers to discuss implementation of a study funded by a $390,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to Georgia State University to examine the role of alcohol marketing and early alcohol use among African youth acquiring HIV. The lead researcher on the project, School of Public Health professor and Georgia State associate vice president for research, Dr. Monica Swahn, noted the importance of collaboration.