Prof. Wilson speaks at Face AIDS panel
Posted: April 26, 2007
Professor Wilson discussed the disease's history and the effect of Africa's colonization on the lack of hospitals and disease education in the continent today. He also pointed out the lack of input from Africans themselves in the global dialogue on AIDS: "With regards to Africa, a part of finding out the history is figuring out who should be speaking. We rarely hear from the Africans themselves. We rarely hear from the women and the orphans. We hear from the missionaries and the medical experts."
Two professors from the biology and government department also addressed the political and scientific aspects of AIDS in Africa. Face AIDS held the event to increase knowledge and awareness of the HIV/AIDS phenomenon in Africa, and to inspire students to become involved in the fight against the disease.