The defeatHIV Community Advisory Board invites you to a special evening with a Nobel laureate:

Françoise Barré-Sinoussi, PhD
Professor, Insitut Pasteur, France
Research Director at INSERM, France

She’s often referred to in the headlines as “the woman who discovered HIV.

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EVENT DETAILS:

WHEN: Wednesday, August 27th at 7PM.

WHERE: Pelton Auditorium (located in the Thomas Building on the Fred Hutchinson campus, 1100 Fairview Ave N. in Seattle)

FREE ADMISSION FREE PARKING LIGHT REFRESHMENTS

FOR MORE INFORMATION,
CALL 206-667-5810
OR EMAIL info@defeathiv.org

Her highly significant discovery in 1983 allowed the development of diagnostic tests and of treatments that now keep people with HIV alive, and earned Barré-Sinoussi and her former colleague Luc Montagnier the 2008 NOBEL PRIZE FOR MEDICINE (they shared it with Harald zur Hausen, who discovered that human papilloma virus causes cervical cancer).

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In conversation with local prize-winning journalist ROSETTE ROYALE (Real Change), Barré-Sinoussi will talk about the current international efforts toward an HIV Cure and the global initiative “Towards an HIV Cure” that she is leading that importantly addresses the need of engaging the communities of people living with HIV in this quest. Additionally, she will discuss how she has fought HIV by advocating for gay rights, calling for the decriminalization of drug addiction, and challenging the Vatican’s anti-condom views.

This dialogue will be open for questions FROM YOU.

So come join our conversation with this passionate scientist and activist, and you just might learn WHAT MORE WE CAN DO to prevent, treat and cure HIV.