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What Botswana’s Fight Against HIV/AIDS Teaches Us About Foreign Assistance

Michelle Gavin



Michelle Gavin
Managing Director THE AFRICA CENTER
U.S. Ambassador to Botswana 2011-14


12:30 to 1:30
Monday, March 30th 2015
FXB 301
Lunch Provided




Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections 2015

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CROI 2015 will be held from February 23 to February 26, 2015, in Seattle, Washington, at the Washington State Convention Center. Webcasts, abstracts, electronic posters, and other electronic resources from CROI 2015 will be available online via webcast.

CROI 2015 website

Listing of HAI talks and posters


Screening of The Power of Knowing

As HIV treatment programs for children are expanding across sub-Saharan Africa, caregivers are faced with the difficult task of telling a child that he or she is infected with HIV.

The Power of Knowing
Experiences of Youth and Caregivers with Pediatric HIV Disclosure Changing the World


15-minute video followed
by a discussion with the filmmaker/researcher, Dr. Lisa M. Butler
Children's Hospital, Harvard Medical School


12:30 to 1:30
Thursday, December 4, 2014
FXB 301
Lunch Provided


The Forum

The Forum at Harvard School of Public Health Invites You to Attend

Can We Treat Our Way Out of the AIDS Epidemic?

The Forum at HSPH

Dr. Max Essex, Harvard AIDS Initiative
Dr. Kenneth Mayer, The Fenway Institute
Dr. Mark Wainberg, McGill AIDS Centre
Dr. Shahin Lockman, Harvard AIDS Initiative

World AIDS Day
Monday, December 1


The Leadership Studio, 10th Floor Kresge Building
Harvard School of Public Health • 677 Huntington Ave., Boston


Please RSVP to theforum@hsph.harvard.edu

Seating is limited. If you plan to attend, please arrive early to make sure you get a seat.


TasP Africa

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21st Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections







The 21st Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI) will be held in Boston, Massachusetts, at the Hynes Convention Center from March 3 to March 6, 2014.

Listing of HAI talks and posters

HIV and Cancer: Building research collaborations and new initiatives


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If you have an interest in HIV and Cancer research synergies, please register today and sign-up for the poster session as space is limited.

Registration and Poster Submissions link:

Event and Poster Session
Tuesday, November 5, 2013
11:30 AM- 6:30 PM
Joseph B. Martin Conference Center, Rotunda Room and GO Talk Jimmy Fund Auditorium


Bruce Chabner, MD, Massachusetts General Hospital
Max Essex, PhD, DVM, Harvard School of Public Health
Dr. Corey Casper, University of Washington, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Institute, Uganda Cancer Institute (GO Talk)

See the Agenda


Changing the World: AIDS, ACT UP, and the Birth of Patient AdvocacyChanging the World


AIDS Activist featured in HOW TO SURVIVE A PLAGUE

Thursday, April 4 2013 
12:30 – 1:30

Lunch Provided




Screening of Academy Award nominated documentary HOW TO SURVIVE A PLAGUE

How to Survive a Plague
Introduced by PETER STALEY

Thursday, April 4 2013 
5:30 Reception
6:00 Screening


Fenway Health, 10th Floor Auditorium
1340 Boylston Street, Boston



Criminalization of HIV Non-Disclosure: Legal, Moral & Practical PerspectivesCriminalization of HIV Non-Disclosure


THURSDAY February 28  -12:30 – 1:30

Lunch Provided

Aziza Ahmed
Northeastern University School of Law
I. Glenn Cohen
Harvard Law School
Iain MacLeod
HSPH AIDS Initiative
Michael Moore


20th Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections - March 3-6 2013

 CROI 2013 Atlanta





Over 4,000leading researchers and clinicians from aroundtheworld will be in Atlanta for the 20th Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI).

Listing of HAI talks and posters

PEPFAR in Africa

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Thursday, January 10, 2013
1:00 to 5:00 pm - Reception to Follow

Snyder Auditorium

Harvard School of Public Health - 677 Huntington Ave., Boston 

For more information, please click here.


The Origin of AIDS
A Talk by Dr. Jacques Pepin The Origin of AIDS

Monday, May 7, 2012
12:00–1:00 PM • Lunch Provided

Harvard School of Public Health
FXB 301, 651 Huntington Ave, Boston

Inspired by his experiences working as an infectious disease physician in Africa, Jacques Pepin, author of The Origin of AIDS, looks back at events that triggered the emergence of HIV/AIDS in Africa and traces its subsequent development into a modern pandemic. He shows how the disease was first transmitted from chimpanzees to man, and then how colonialization, urbanization, prostitution, and public health campaigns combined to fuel the spread of the HIV.

Screening: The Carrier: A Film by Maggie Betts

Thursday, April 5, 2012
7:00–9:00 PM

Harvard University
Tsai Auditorium
1730 Cambridge Street

The Carrier

With Special Guests:
Maggie Betts, Writer/Producer/Director
Dr. Ric Marlink, Executive Director, Harvard School of Public Health AIDS Initiative

Sponsored by the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation &
Harvard Undergraduate Global Health Forum

Harvard Undergraduate Global Health Forum



AIDS@30: An International Symposium

AIDS@30 PosterDecember 1–2, 2011
Boston, MA

Several hundred global health leaders, elected officials, scientists, artists and activists will gather to reflect on what we have learned from AIDS and how to apply those lessons towards ending the epidemic.

For more information and to register, please visit the AIDS@30 website.

Download a pdf of the poster.


Harvard President Drew Faust Visits the Botswana–Harvard Partnership

Drew Faust On November 25th, 2009, Harvard President Drew Faust spent a day in Botswana, touring the clinics and lab of the Botswana–Harvard AIDS Institute Partnership. She met with doctors, researchers, and students to learn about AIDS research being conducted in southern Africa as part of Harvard’s growing commitment to global health.
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