AIDS expert to talk in Saanich

Cadboro Bay United Church and the Victoria Grandmothers Advocacy Network are co-sponsoring the public lecture series on AIDS.

Cadboro Bay United Church and the Victoria Grandmothers Advocacy Network are co-sponsoring the public lecture series on AIDS.

Dr. Stefano Bertozzi, dean of the school of public health at the University of California at Berkeley, will launch the series with his talk “Turning the Corner on AIDS: The Role of the Global Fund” on Oct. 7 at Cadboro Bay United Church, 2625 Arbutus Rd., at 7:30 p.m.

Entry is by donation.

Bertozzi, a former director of HIV programs at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, plans to speak on the scale-up of treatment and prevention efforts in fighting HIV/AIDS, and current work to develop an HIV vaccine.

The Victoria Grandmothers Advocacy Network is campaigning for Canada to increase its financial support for the Global Fund to Fight AIDS.

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