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Nov. 30, 2016
For Immediate Release

WATERLOO – December 1 marks World AIDS Day, an annual day to raise HIV/AIDS awareness and provide an opportunity for the world to join together in the fight against HIV.

The following Laurier faculty are available to comment on HIV/AIDS:

Robb Travers, associate professor in Laurier’s Department of Health Sciences, is an expert on HIV “risk behaviours” in the broader social context and the development and impact of interventions at various levels (individual, community and structural/societal). Travers is also interested in factors that impede emotional wellbeing of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth as well as people living with HIV/AIDS. Contact information: (office) 519-884-0710 ext. 3276 or (cell) 519-496-8399 or rtravers@wlu.ca.

Alan Whiteside, Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) chair in Global Health, is an expert on HIV/AIDS research. Whiteside was the founder and director of the Health Economics and HIV/AIDS Research Division at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. He has written numerous articles and several books on HIV/AIDS, including HIV and AIDS: A Very Short Introduction (2016) and AIDS: The Challenge for South Africa (2000). Whiteside is well known for his work in this field and lectures on the international stage. He developed a successful training workshop “Planning for HIV/AIDS” and mentors students, academics and researchers in the field. Whiteside is available for interview over email. Contact information: awhiteside@wlu.ca.

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MEDIA CONTACT:

Kevin Crowley, Director
Communications & Public Affairs
Wilfrid Laurier University

T: 519.884.0710 x3070

E: kcrowley@wlu.ca


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