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U.Va. School Of Nursing Annual Event Reveals The Faces Of Aids In Developing Countries

October 1, 2003 --

WHAT: Zula Mae Baber Bice Memorial Lecture presented by Mary Ann Leeper, M.S., M.B.A., Ph.D.
“ The Faces of AIDS: Issues of Prevention and Treatment in Developing Countries”

WHEN: Wednesday, Oct. 15, 12:30-1:30 p.m.

WHERE: Jordan Hall Auditorium, Jordan Hall Conference Center, U.Va.

WHAT: In-depth roundtable discussion to follow

WHEN: Oct. 15, 2-3 p.m.

WHERE: School of Nursing, McLeod Hall, Room 5044

Mary Ann Leeper, a leader in the development of pharmaceuticals and products that address global women’s health issues, will discuss AIDS in developing countries at the University of Virginia School of Nursing’s annual Zula Mae Baber Bice Memorial Lecture on Oct. 15.

An entrepreneur who has launched several companies, including the publicly traded Female Health Co., Leeper also has extensive experience in developing drugs and medical devices and gaining regulatory approvals.

Leeper directed the global development and launch of The Female Condom™ – the first and only STD prevention method under a woman’s control approved by various health regulatory agencies around the world since the HIV/AIDS epidemic was realized more than 20 years ago.

With more that 40 million people living with HIV/AIDS, more than 30 million dead of AIDS and predictions of up to 100 million HIV/AIDS-positive people by 2010, there is a need not only to understand the implications of this plague to world society but also to determine ways to deter its spread.

The presentation will address HIV/AIDS today in order to bring a better understanding of the experience of AIDS and how governments — including the United States — global public health agencies, nongovernmental agencies, corporations and individuals are dealing with the crisis. The discussion will include approaches to prevention and treatment.

The Bice Lecture is free and open to the public. Paid parking is available in the hospital visitors’ garage. For more information, call (434) 924-0138.

The lecture is named in memory of Zula Mae Baber Bice, who died in 1975. A former acting dean and nursing faculty member, she is recognized annually for her many professional contributions to U.Va.’s School of Nursing.

Contact: Lee Graves, (434) 924-6857

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Contact the Office of University Relations at (434) 924-7116. Television reporters should contact the TV News Office at (434) 924-7550.

SOURCE: U.Va. News Services

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