[POZ]itive Life - Regan Hofmann

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Thu, 09/12/2013 - 7:00pm
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An openly HIV-positive woman whose memoir was published in 2009, Regan Hofmann is an articulate and persuasive advocate for positive change in global health. Ms. Hofmann’s talk will be held at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 12 in the Grand Ballroom at the Reitz Union. The event is free and open to the public.

Regan spends time on Capitol Hill defending domestic and global funding for HIV/AIDS and supporting legislation aimed at securing the health, dignity and human rights of people around the world. She has spoken at Congressional briefings and at several White House events focused on HIV as well as at international conferences, educational institutions and fundraisers. She has appeared in the national and international media and been featured in several national HIV/AIDS awareness and advertising campaigns.

Hear an open account from Hofmann of what life is like living with HIV as one of its least likely subjects: a young, straight woman. Learn how becoming HIV-positive impacted her life and how she has used her diagnoses to fight against the myths and misunderstandings surrounding the disease and highlighting the possibility of an AIDS-free generation.

Part of the Common Reading Program being co-sponsored by the Bob Graham Center and the Dean of Students Office