aids.jpgSan Francisco and Oakland public health officials will gather in San Francisco today for a town hall meeting on strategies to fight HIV/AIDS.

The Road to AIDS 2012 Town Hall Meeting is part of a national tour intended to mobilize residents in the 15 U.S. cities most adversely affected by HIV. The tour is leading up to the International AIDS conference in July 2012.

Scheduled panelists include Judith Auerbach, a vice president of the San Francisco AIDS Foundation; Grant Colfax, director of HIV prevention and research for the San Francisco Department of Public Health; Charles Fann, community co-chair of the San Francisco HIV Prevention Planning Council; Andrew Forsyth, senior science advisor for the office of HIV/AIDS policy; Kabir Hypolite, director of the Office of AIDS Administration for the Alameda County Department of Public Health and Marsha Martin, director of Get Screened Oakland.

The town hall will take place at 6 p.m. at San Francisco City Hall in the North Light Court at 1 Dr. Carlton Goodlett Place.

Sara Gaiser, Bay City News

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