UCSF ARI World AIDS Day symposium

By Jeff Sheehy

Helene Gayle, MD, MPH -----

The AIDS Research Institute at UCSF will sponsor a symposium outlining the latest advances in HIV/AIDS research, prevention and care on the afternoon of Thursday, December 1, World AIDS Day.
Helene Gayle, MD, MPH, director of the HIV, TB and Reproductive Health program of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, will be the keynote speaker.

In the evening, ARI at UCSF will sponsor “An Evening of Remembrance and Hope: A Musical Observance of World AIDS Day.” The concert will feature jazz sensation Spencer Day and voices of the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus, with Kathleen McGuire as artistic director and conductor.

The concert will be followed by a reception in the lobby, featuring an exhibit entitled “Rattlesnake in a Moving Car: Life with HIV” by artist Rob Anderson, a longtime survivor of HIV.


ARI at UCSF World AIDS Day Symposium
Thursday, December 1, 2005, 2-5 pm
UCSF Medical Sciences Building, Cole Hall
513 Parnassus Avenue
San Francisco

ARI at UCSF World AIDS Day Concert
Thursday, December 1, 2005, 6-7:30 pm
UCSF Mission Bay Community Center
1675 Owens Street @ 16th Street
San Francisco

UCSF is a leading university that consistently defines health care worldwide by conducting advanced biomedical research, educating graduate students in the life sciences, and providing complex patient care.

Media interested in covering the ARI at UCSF World AIDS Day symposium or concert should contact Jeff Sheehy at 415-597-8165 or cell 415-845-1132.