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Imagining an HIV-Free Future
Ground Floor

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FREE ticketed event

Join us in observance of World AIDS Day as we unite cutting-edge research, the latest updates on HIV law and policy, and experts working in the local community to explore the complex issues surrounding HIV-AIDS — the pandemic of our time.

Hear from those working at the front lines to eliminate HIV in the District and ask them your questions. Talk with researchers working to end this disease. Learn what's being done to make an HIV-free future a reality, and how you can help.

Featured Speakers

Dan Barouch (Center for Virology and Vaccine Research, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School): Vaccines

Mark Connors (NIH NIAID): Long-term Non-progressor Study

Seble Kassaye (Assistant Professor, Georgetown University): Longitudinal Study of Women with HIV

Martin Markowitz (Professor, Clinical Director, Aaron Diamond AIDS Research Center): New Drugs for PrEP 

Participating organizations

DC Health

Whitman Walker Health

This program is offered in collaboration with the American Society for Microbiology as part of a series related to the new exhibition, Outbreak: Epidemics in a Connected World at the National Museum of Natural History.

Accessibility Information

The National Museum of Natural History is committed to providing inclusive experiences for all audiences. Please contact 202-633-3611 or email for access services. To view and print a map with accessible entrances, curb cuts, designated parking, and more for Smithsonian facilities on the National Mall, please download the Accessibility Map here. 

Sign Language Interpretation

If you would like to have a sign language interpreter or real-time captioning (CART), you should call (202) 633-3611 or send an e-mail to Please allow time to schedule the request by contacting the Accessibility Office at least 2 weeks prior to the program. We will do our best to accommodate last-minute requests.

Time: 6:45 PM - 8:30 PM
National Museum of Natural History
10th St. and Constitution Ave., N.W.
Washington, DC 20013-7012
United States

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