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Worlds apart: a comparative history of responses to AIDS in Australia and the United States

Thursday 24 July 2014, 6:00pm - 8:30pm
Village Roadshow Theatrette
Entry 3, La Trobe St
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During the 1980s, in contrast to many countries, Australia quickly developed a range of pragmatic and innovative measures to prevent the spread of HIV. The United States has largely failed to heed Australia’s example.

Learn more about the different approaches to this important health issue at the History Council of Victoria's annual lecture, presented by Dr Paul Sendziuk from the University of Adelaide.

This talk is part of the Making Public Histories seminar series, exploring the making of history and heritage in contemporary society. Presented in partnership with the History Council of Victoria and Monash University Institute for Public History.