Makgoba to speak at NIH for the James C. Hill Memorial Lecture on May 15

May 02, 2001

WHAT: James C. Hill Memorial Lecture
"The HIV/AIDS Pandemic: An African Dilemma"

WHO: Dr. Malegapuru William Makgoba, President
Medical Research Council of South Africa

WHEN: Tuesday, May 15, 3:00-4:00 p.m.

WHERE: Masur Auditorium, Building 10, Clinical Center
National Institutes of Health
9000 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, MD

Dr. Malegapuru William Makgoba is charged with leading his country's fight against the AIDS epidemic. His task is formidable: an estimated 4.7 million South Africans-- one in nine-- are infected with HIV. An outspoken critic of AIDS denialists and a member of President Thabo Mbeki's AIDS Advisory Panel, Dr. Makgoba recently helped prove the accuracy of the HIV ELISA test, which some dissident scientists claimed is unreliable.

Dr. Makgoba will be available to answer questions for a limited time after the lecture. A reception follows. The lecture will be simulcast on the web at http://videocast.nih.gov.

Broadcast media: to ensure your needs will be met, please contact Jeff Minerd beforehand at 301-402-1663.

Parking on the NIH campus is limited, but Metro does stop on the campus. For information on parking and metro access, visit http://des.od.nih.gov/parking.htm.

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