HIV RIG: Roundtable Discussion RSVP Roundtable Discussion with InCHIP Lecture Speaker William Darrow, Ph.D. Title: From Patient 0 to Getting to Zero—A Brief History of the AIDS Epidemic Description: With the announcement of “highly active” anti-retroviral therapy (HAART) in 1996, the focus of HIV prevention efforts and federal funding in the United States shifted from the promotion of “safer sex” and ABC (Abstinence, Be faithful, and use a Condom) messaging for behavior change to programs predicated on conceptualizations of “treatment as prevention,” “high-impact [biomedical] interventions,” and “pre-” and “post-exposure prophylaxis." Policies and programs turned away from the community mobilization model of a “new public health" as outlined in the Ottawa Charter (1986) and implemented through “community planning” by state and local health departments in the mid-1990s towards a narrowly defined but politically more practical—and palatable—biomedical model for the 21st century. This round table discussion is meant to be provocative by reviewing the post-HAART history of the AIDS epidemic in the United States, plausible explanations for the more recent turn of events, and the effectiveness of HIV-prevention programs. Date: Thursday, March 29, 2018, 1:45-3:15pm Location: InCHIP Colloquium Room, J. Ray Ryan Building, 2006 Hillside Road, Storrs, CT Led by William W. Darrow, Ph.D. Name* First Last Email where you can be reached:* Tell us about yourself.* UConn Faculty Member UConn Non-Faculty Member UConn Undergraduate Student UConn Graduate Student Other Please check all that applyPlease specify*Academic Department, Center or Organization*Text Message (SMS) RemindersYesNoTo receive text message reminders for this upcoming event, please select "Yes" above. Standard text message rates may apply. Mobile Phone Number* To see the full lineup of all upcoming HIV Research Interest Group (RIG) events, please follow the link below. Click Here EmailThis field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.