Wednesday, November 12
Noon – 1:00pm
World On Wednesday: Reducing HIV Risk for Men who Have Sex with Men in China
Location: Student Life Center, Lower Level Rooms 1 & 2
The Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health has 3 NIH grants to work with the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention (China CDC) and the local CDC offices in Beijing and Chaoyang (eastern side of the city) to increase HIV testing, linkage to care, and adherence to antiretroviral therapy among men who have sex with men (MSM) in Beijing. They are also initiating a new study to see if male circumcision is effective at reducing HIV risk among MSM in Beijing and other global sites. Drs. Vermund and Qian will discuss the HIV epidemic in China, challenges for MSM, and the nature of their research objectives and activities.
7:30pm – 9:15pm – iLens Film: West
Location: Sarratt Cinema
Germany (2013) Dir: Christian Schwochow. It’s the late 70s and Nelly and her son want to get a fresh start in the West. They want to leave their memories and grief behind. Alexej’s father is dead so a new start should be possible on the other side of the Wall. The first place of refuge for emigrants is the cramped Emergency Refugee Center in West Berlin. It is her only shelter and the place where her past catches up with her. She has to decide if she will let the trauma of the past destroy the future she had in mind for her and her son. German, English, Russian and Polish with English subtitles. DVD. 102 minutes.
Free and open to the public. Partial funding provided by the Department of German.