New documentary on pediatric AIDS to be shown at Emory
The Carrier, a documentary film that tells the story of a young, pregnant Zambian woman who discovers she is HIV-positive, and then sets out to keep her baby and community virus-free, will be screened at Emory’s Rollins School of Public Health (RSPH) on Wednesday, April 18, 6 - 9 p.m.
The event is co-hosted by the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF) and the Center for AIDS Research at Emory University (CFAR).
Maggie Betts, the writer, producer and director of the film and longtime advocate for the rights of HIV-positive women and children in sub-Saharan Africa, will participate in a panel discussion following the screening. She will be joined by James W. Curran, M.D., dean of RPSH and co-director of CFAR; Susan Allen, M.D., CFAR investigator and professor of pathology at Emory University School of Medicine; and Jeffrey T. Safrit, Ph.D., director of clinical and basic research at EGPAF.
Curran, who is regarded as one of the world’s leading HIV/AIDS experts, helped found CFAR at Emory to advance HIV/AIDS scientific research and discoveries domestically and around the globe.
Those wishing to attend the screening should register at: HTTP://BIT.LY/H48ZG7
Police officer resigns in wake of on-duty sex charges
DeKalb County police officer Freddie Lee Davis Jr. resigned March 2 as he faced the possibility of termination following charges of inappropriate on-duty behavior. There was an internal affairs investigation into complaints the former officer had sex while on duty. Davis resigned before the investigation was complete. Davis had been a police officer for almost two years.