A public forum will be held today to discuss HIV/AIDS in Manitoba.
More than 100 new cases of HIV are diagnosed annually in the province, with the majority of cases in the over-40 age group. Over 63 percent of the cases are contracted through heterosexual partners.
Experts will be discussing the latest prevention strategies being used to address Manitoba’s growing HIV/AIDS cases and the status of the development of a vaccine to prevent the disease.
The University of Manitoba and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) will host the forum at McNally Robinson Booksellers (Grant Park) starting at 7 p.m.