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Gender and HIV: violence and women's vulnerability to HIV infection

Professor Charlotte Watts, head of the Health Policy Unit at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, will give a public lecture exploring the issue of gender and the spread of HIV on Tuesday 7 November at LSE.

The event will present evidence on the levels of HIV infection and levels of violence against women globally and will illustrate how violence against women fundamentally undermines strategies for abstinence, behaviour change and condom use, which are being promoted for HIV prevention by the US government.

Professor Charlotte Watts is head of the Health Policy Unit at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.

The event will be chaired by Professor Tony Barnett, director of LSEAIDS.

Gender and HIV: violence and women's vulnerability to HIV infection - dimensions and responses is on Tuesday 7 November at 6.30pm in U8, Ground Floor, Tower One, LSE, London WC2A. This event is free and open to all with no ticket required.

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To reserve a press seat, please contact Jessica Winterstein, LSE Press Office, on 020 7955 7060 or email j.winterstein@lse.ac.uk| 

Notes

This event is one of a series of events held under the auspices of LSEAIDS and is funded by the Department for International Development. The next event in the series will be held on Thursday 9 November. Dr. Michael Drinkwater and Dr. Fiona Samuels will present a lecture entitled 'The Effects of HIV/AIDS on Livelihoods and Agricultural Production Systems in Zambia: a longitudinal study|'.

30 October 2006

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