Watch Dr. Marshall Forstein and Dr. Kenneth Mayer discuss the early days of AIDS, its parallels to and differences from what we're currently experiencing with COVID-19, and what we can learn and apply today. Through sharing their own expertise and discussing questions from viewers, they discuss the past and present, stigma and panic, and the social and political impact on both AIDS and COVID-19.
Dr. Forstein has been a principal investigator on an HIV Education and Training Grant through the federal Center for Mental Health Services, and teaches and has published on the neuropsychiatry and psychosocial aspects of the HIV/AIDS epidemic. He is a Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and he chaired the Steering Committee on HIV Psychiatry for the APA for over 20 years.
Dr. Mayer’s areas of research include international HIV/AIDS, Gay and Bisexual Men’s Health, HIV/AIDS Prevention, Microbicides, PrEP, PEP, Vaccines, Secondary Prevention, HIV/AIDS Treatment, and Antibiotic Use and Molecular Epidemiology of Antibiotic Resistance.
This conversation took place over Zoom on Tuesday, March 17th, 2020, faciliated by Jessica Halem. A link to the video and audio transcripts can be accessed here.