May 25, 2022, marks the 40th anniversary of the diagnosis of South Carolina’s first AIDS patient. To commemorate this historic event, the MUSC Waring Historical Library is hosting a hybrid symposium focusing on the history of HIV/AIDS in South Carolina and the South. Scheduled for May 24-26, 2022, the event will feature historians and scholars discussing the history of the disease, healthcare and public health professionals from the Medical University of South Carolina and the University of South Carolina who were on the frontlines of the epidemic in the 1980s and 1990s, up through the present, and representatives from state and local HIV/AIDS support groups.
Symposium planners intend for the event to be a thoughtful and respectful reflection on the history of HIV/ AIDS in the state and the South, and we hope you will join us. Please mark your calendars for May 24-26, 2022. More information will be available as we get closer to May.
Tuesday - Thursday, May 24-26, 2022
Circular Congregational Church, Charleston, SC & Virtual
View the symposium's preliminary schedule for more details. It will be updated closer to the event.
Registration will be limited to 150 people in-person and 300 virtually. To learn more about the symposium events and register, visit the "We Are All Affected: 40 years of HIV/AIDS in South Carolina" registration page on Eventbrite.
Contact the Waring for more information.
175 Ashley Avenue | MSC 403 | Charleston, SC 29425 | (843) 792-2288