Dual Pandemics: Global Youth Perspectives on Fighting HIV and COVID-19
As COVID-19 has changed our world, global leaders, national governments, and health care providers are rallying to protect the communities they serve. There are many parallels between the current-day situation and the early days of the HIV epidemic when Senator Edward M. Kennedy made the fight for resources and understanding the disease a legislative priority. One of our current challenges is that the novel coronavirus is placing strains on HIV service delivery as lockdowns increase globally, borders are closed, supply chains are disrupted and the public health system is increasingly strained.
Join the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate and the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF) for a conversation with youth leaders from Africa and the United States to discuss the realities that young people face in managing their HIV, adapting peer support, and confronting COVID-19 and HIV as these two pandemics impact our communities simultaneously.
Moderated by Michael Gerson, columnist at The Washington Post, the conversation will include:
• Chip Lyons, president & CEO, Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation
• Josephine Nabukenya, HIV-positive youth advocate, Uganda
• Lucas Courtney, HIV-positive youth advocate, United States
This program will be held virtually via Zoom and attendees will receive a link to the program upon registration.
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