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Lecture on Deconstructing the Bisexual Bridge – Oct. 18

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Renowned HIV/AIDS scholar discusses the facts and myths concerning bisexual activity and the increasing number of HIV/AIDS-infected women and men

According to information posted on the city of Newark’s website, “The Newark metropolitan area has the 11th highest number of cumulative AIDS cases (20,389) among 103 metropolitan areas of 500,000 or more residents in the United States as of 2007. Largely due to the influence of the Newark region, New Jersey continues to rank fifth among states in the nation with the highest number of cumulative AIDS cases at 50,694.” While the reasons for these alarming numbers are many, Dr. David Malebranche, assistant professor at Emory University School of Medicine and former member of President George W. Bush’s Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS, will deconstruct the notion that bisexual behavior forms a bridge for HIV/AIDS between heterosexual and homosexual populations.  Dr. Aimee Cox, assistant professor of African American and African Studies at Rutgers University in Newark, will respond to Malebranche’s remarks.

WHAT:

A lecture deconstructing bisexual behavior as a contributing factor to the growing number of individuals infected with HIV/AIDS

WHO:

Lecturer

Dr. David Malebranche, assistant professor and attending physician at Emory University School of Medicine; attending physician at Grady Memorial Hospital Primary Care Center; and former member of President George W. Bush’s Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS (2006-2008)

Respondent

Dr. Aimee Cox, assistant professor of African American and African Studies at Rutgers University in Newark

WHEN:

Monday, October 18, 2010, 6–7:30 pm

WHERE:

Rutgers University in Newark, New Jersey, Hill Hall, 360 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard –Room 107

SPONSORS:

Women’s & Gender Studies Program, Rutgers-Newark

Department of African American and African Studies, Rutgers-Newark

CONTACT:

For more information about the program, contact Darnell L. Moore at 973-353-3881 or darnellm@rci.rutgers.edu.

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