World AIDS Day
Dr. Rosemary Jolly, principal investigator on the CIHR HIV/AIDS project in South Africa, Queen’s English professor and executive member of Queen’s Southern African Research Centre is available to discuss World AIDS Day which falls on Monday, December 1.
Statistics say that approximately 33 million people in the world are currently living with HIV, the virus that causes AIDS.
“We are 20 years plus into the epidemic and still have no inoculation or truly effective means of prevention of transmission other than the condom,” says Dr. Jolly. “Canada and the rest of the world need to face the reality that this is a global epidemic that knows no borders.”
She says that in Ontario, for example, it is becoming increasingly important to respond to the needs of immigrants from endemic countries in sub-Saharan Africa who are affected and infected by HIV/AIDS.
Note: Dr. Jolly is only available for phone and email interviews as she is currently in South Africa.
To arrange an interview with Dr. Jolly, please contact Alissa Clark, (613) 533-6000 ext.77513, firstname.lastname@example.org or Molly Kehoe, (613) 533-2877, email@example.com