Friday ID Conference: The Hormonal Contraception/HIV Acquisition Enigma: The Plot Thickens

Title: “The Hormonal Contraception/HIV Acquisition Enigma: The Plot Thickens” – Ward Cates, MD, MPH
Date: June 8, 2012
Time: 8:30 – 9:30 a.m.
Location: 1131 Bioinformatics (directions)

Ward Cates, MD, MPH

Description: Ward Cates is head of research and president emeritus at FHI 360 in Research Triangle Park, NC.  Before joining FHI 360, Dr. Cates was at CDC for two decades, where he directed the STD/HIV Prevention efforts for half that time and helped lead CDC’s reproductive health research activities for the other half.  He also holds an adjunct professorship at UNC Chapel Hill’s Gillings School of Global Public Health.

Refreshments will be served.

About Friday ID Conference

The Division of Infectious Diseases, Institute for Global Health & Infectious Diseases, and Center for AIDS Research at UNC co-sponsor a weekly conference series which features distinguished clinicians and scientists from UNC, local universities, and other national and international institutions. The topics are varied and appeal to not only infectious disease specialists, but also professionals in epidemiology, public health, microbiology, biostatistics and other global health-related disciplines.

The conference takes place every Friday, September through June, from 8:30-9:30 a.m. in 1131 Bioinformatics (first floor auditorium) on the UNC campus. For more information, or to suggest a speaker, please contact the conference coordinator, Kathy James.  To sign-up to receive weekly announcements of the conference, click here.


Institute for Global Health & Infectious Diseases contact: Lisa Chensvold, (919) 843-5719,

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