HIV 2017: Psychosocial Issues, Epidemiology and Politics

HIV 2017: Psychosocial Issues, Epidemiology and Politics

Wednesday, 06 December 2017, 2.005.30pm, University of East London                                              Centre for Narrative Research and Psychosocial Theory and Practice Programme
Room US1.10, University Square Stratford, 1 Salway Road, London E15 1NF                                      To register, click hereFor directions, click here.

This event is supported by UEL’s Civic Engagement programme and fund.

2.00–3.30pm: Round table: Psychosocial issues in the contemporary epidemic

With Amanda Amito (KwaAfrica), the HIV Psychosocial Network, Dr Sara Paparini (Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies), Sanny Mulubale (UEL/University of Zambia), and Dr Luis Vascon (Universidade Federal da Bahia/UEL). Professor Corinne Squire (CNR, UEL), chair.

Contributors to this roundtable session will be discussing PrEP, therapeutic citizenship, stigma and HIV awareness, and the impact of austerity’ on HIV issues

3.30–4.00pm: Tea/coffee

4.00–5.30pm: Is AIDS becoming a forgotten and irrelevant disease?

With Professor Alan Whiteside

Discussant: Professor Lesley Doyal

Alan will be discussing some of the big issues facing the response to the AIDS epidemic at the moment, in the fields of resources, politics and epidemiology. Lesley Doyal will be responding and raising questions for discussion.

Alan Whiteside OBE D.Econ is CIGI Chair in Global Health Policy, Balsillie School of International Affairs & Wilfrid Laurier University and Professor Emeritus, University of KwaZulu-Natal. His numerous publications include HIV/AIDS: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford University Press), 2008, (and second edition 2016) and with Tony Barnett,AIDS in the twenty-first century: Disease and globalization (Palgrave), 2006 2nd ed.

Lesley Doyal is Emerita Professor of Health and Social Care at the School for Policy Studies, University of Bristol. She has published widely in the field of international health and healthcare. Her books include What Makes Women Sick (1995) and Living with HIV and dying with AIDS: Inequality, diversity and human rights in the global pandemic, (Ashgate, 2013, with L. Doyal).

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