AIDS ~ WITH HEART, HUMOR AND HOPE

March 13, 2011 § Leave a comment

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An AIDS poster is a warning call against a global threat. A group of AIDS posters reveals that this single unifying concern covers a wide variety of issues. How do you warn barbers in Mozambique, club kids in Sweden and travelers in Thailand? Adrienne Klein works with a collection of 6,000 AIDS posters and she will show us how the posters are variously funny, beautiful, shocking and serious — are subject to the filter of distinct cultures. Immunobiologist Dr. Susan Zolla-Pazner was involved in the diagnosis and description of the first AIDS patients in 1981. She is Professor of Pathology at NYU School of Medicine and the recipient of a grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation for development of an AIDS vaccine. She will tell us about her current work, showing how data that reveal the secrets of the virus can be both informative and visually beautiful.

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