Once Jailed in Iran, Global Health Pioneers Visit Chicago to Talk HIV

October 23, 2012

UPDATE: The venue for this event has been changed to the large conference room at the AIDS Foundation of Chicago office, located at 200 W. Jackson, Suite 2200.

Please join the AIDS Foundation of Chicago and Amnesty International in welcoming Dr. Arash Alaei and Dr. Kamiar Alaei, Iranian physicians and pioneers in HIV/AIDS treatment and prevention, to Chicago on Tuesday, Nov. 13 at 3:00 PM.

Garnering international praise, the Alaei brothers developed HIV programs to help the most marginalized individuals in Iran, including sex workers, IV drug users and prisoners. Their work was recognized by the World Health Organization as a best practice model for the Middle East and North Africa.

In 2008, Arash and Kamiar were imprisoned in Iran for "communicating with an enemy government." After serving three and two and a half years respectively, they are now based in New York and continue to work on developing HIV programs for marginalized and stigmatized populations around the world.

Please join us on Nov. 13 to hear Dr. Arash Alaei and Dr. Kamiar Alaei talk about their experiences working to prevent and treat HIV around the world. There will also be an opportunity to ask questions after their presentation.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
AIDS Foundation of Chicago
200 W. Jackson, Suite 2200
Chicago, Illinois 60606

For more information or questions, contact Daliah Mehdi at


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