AIDS in Africa: Why Is It So Common?
Dr. Douglas Feldman explores the key issues in the spread of the AIDS Pandemic in Africa. Research indicates that HIV transmission can be largely predicted based on cultural behaviors. Find out why approaches to prevention in one country may not work in another. The Anthropology Department and the African Studies Program present this lecture, “AIDS in Africa: Why Is It So Common?” on November 14, 2013 at 10 a.m.
Douglas A. Feldman, Ph.D. is president of the Society for Medical Anthropology, and professor and former chair of the Department of Anthropology at The College at Brockport, State University of New York. He is the author of Ethnicity and Health Care Delivery: Sexually Transmitted Diseases (2009) and editor of AIDS, Culture, and Gay Men (2010) and AIDS, Culture, and Africa (2008). Dr. Feldman has served as research associate professor at the University of the Miami School of Medicine, president of D.A. Feldman & Associates, Inc., founding executive director of the AIDS Center of Queens County, founding chair of the AIDS and Anthropology Research Group, and founding chair of the American Anthropological Association Task Force on AIDS. He received the AARG Distinguished Service Award (2008), and the Silver Anniversary Certificate from the AIDS Center of Queens County (2011). He has conducted HIV/AIDS research in the United States, Rwanda, Senegal, Uganda, Zambia, and Hungary.
Date: November 14, 2013
Time: 10 a.m
Location: Plaza Room West, Mack Student Center, Room 127
Thursday, November 14, 2013
Hempstead, NY 11549