Lectures by Best-Selling Author, Scientist Mark World AIDS Day at CSU

J.L. KingCOLUMBUS, Ga.  — Best-selling author J.L. King will speak on “Women and HIV” at Columbus State University Dec. 1 as part of a World AIDS Day observance organized by CSU’s health science program and Eta Sigma Gamma, the university’s  health science honor society.

King’s 7 p.m. Thursday lecture at CSU’s Davidson Student Center, followed by a book-signing, is one of several Eta Sigma Gamma-organized events this week aimed at raising awareness of HIV and AIDS.

A Centers for Disease Control physician and health scientist, Dr. Jane Gidudu Nsubuga, will speak at 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2, in CSU’s Stanley Hall, discussing the Epidemiology of HIV/AIDS, the Successes/Challenges of Current Treatment. The Ugandan-born scientist, formerly of the World Health Organization, will also offer a global perspective on HIV-AIDS, also focusing on a Uganda-based case study. She will join CSU faculty for a panel discussion following her talk.

The public is invited to attend both events. A $2 admission will be charged for King’s talk.

King’s debut nonfiction book, On the Down Low, appeared on the New York Times best-seller list for more than 30 consecutive weeks after it was published in 2004, landing him a seat on the Oprah Winfrey Show. King's latest book is A Healing Guide for Women Who Need Understanding. For more information on the author, visit http://www.jlking.net/.

For more information on CSU activities related to World AIDS Day, contact Dr. Paula Walker, associate professor of health science, at walker_paula@ColumbusState.edu.

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