February 25, 2005

Good Morning:

Tulane University was founded as a Medical College in 1834 to address the epidemics that devastated our region. Next week Tulane University medical students will address another devastating epidemic through "Global AIDS Week of Action," an effort to increase HIV/AIDS awareness around the world and, especially, in  Louisiana, which ranks fifth-highest in AIDS cases.

Sometimes the numbers, the stories, the faces and the sheer enormity of the AIDS tragedy can be overwhelming, making the situation appear hopeless. But, I have to believe that through an untiring commitment to education, research and care we will one day make AIDS a reality as distant as the epidemics of 1834.

I hope you will be able to attend at least one of the "Global AIDS Week of Action" events which are listed at

Have a great weekend,


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