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Talk to address HIV prevention in Africa

October 5, 2007

Dr. Rajiv Rimal, an expert on communication and public health issues, will discuss "Promoting Behavior Change for HIV Prevention in Sub-Saharan Africa” at 3 p.m. Oct. 23 at Wake Forest University.

The lecture will be held in Carswell Hall’s Annenberg Forum and is free and open to the public. 

Rimal, associate professor at The Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, studies the best ways to communicate health risk information to the public in order to maximize its effectiveness.

Rimal’s research involves HIV prevention programs in three countries in Africa:  Malawi, Uganda and Ethiopia.  His talk will focus on strategies that are currently being used in that effort.   He is the current chair of the Health Communication division of the National Communication Association. 

Part of the “Great Teachers” lecture series, the talk is sponsored by Wake Forest’s communication department.  For information, call (336) 758-4442.

Press Contacts:

Cheryl Walker
(336) 758-5237

Kevin Cox
(336) 758-5237

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