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About 1.1 million people in the U.S. are living with HIV, and according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one in seven don’t know they are infected. Statistics from the Maryland Department of Health show more than 30,000 adults and children in the state were living with HIV at the end of 2016.

World AIDS Day, observed annually on Dec. 1, is dedicated to raising awareness about HIV and AIDS. Johns Hopkins has been a leader in understanding, treating and preventing HIV and AIDS for 35 years —from groundbreaking research to providing quality and comprehensive care to patients living with HIV and AIDS.

To commemorate World AIDS Day this year, the Johns Hopkins Center for AIDS Research, which is affiliated with the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, is hosting the World AIDS Day Symposium. Topics of discussion include the state of HIV research during the past year and newly released research.


Media are welcome to attend the symposium Friday, Dec. 1, from noon to 1 p.m.


Johns Hopkins experts, including Richard Chaisson, M.D., director and principal investigator of the Johns Hopkins Center for AIDS Research, will also be available to speak with media about various aspects of HIV/AIDS, such as the current state and how far research has come, as well as the future of the virus and disease.


The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health – Becton-Dickinson Hall

615 N. Wolfe St., Baltimore

Please use the Wolfe Street entrance to the building. Parking is available for media at the Washington Street Garage.

RSVP: Please RSVP by Thursday, Nov. 30, at 3 p.m. to Kim Polyniak, 443-510-5807 or kpolyni1@jhmi.edu.

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