Launched on World AIDS Day, December 1, 2014, WHIV 102.3 FM is a new low power radio station for New Orleans. WHIV programming is dedicated to public health, human rights and social justice.
Dr. MarkAlain Dery is a professor with Tulane Medical Center whose research interests include antimicrobial resistance, infection control, and multidrug-resistant organisms. Additionally, Dr. Dery is the medical director for the Tulane T-Cell Clinic, a community-based HIV clinic that is unique in that a majority of the clients are women and minorities. Passionate about HIV prevention and testing, Dr. Dery has been integral in producing the HIV Awareness Music Project, an annually occurring music festival that promotes HIV education, awareness and empowerment.
To spread the word about testing and prevention of HIV and other serious infectious diseases like Hepatitis C, Dr. Dery co-founded the New Orleans Society for Infectious Disease Awareness (NOSIDA). The purpose of NOSIDA is to raise awareness of HIV/AIDS in New Orleans and Baton Rouge (as both cities are some of the hardest hit cities in the country for HIV/AIDS) through the use of music. NOSIDA has hosted annual fundraisers at local nightclubs in New Orleans around World AIDS Day (December 1) and also provides free and confidential HIV testing at these events.
To get to the meeting place at the zoo: Enter from Magazine Street at Zoo Avenue (between the two stone lions) and continue to the statue of Audubon. The entry way to our area (the Dominion Learning Center) is to the right of the main entrance through the metal gates.
REMINDER: The gate will be locked, so you will need to press a button on the left side that will alert zoo security that you are attending the NOSHA meeting.
If it's a pretty day or there is a festival, parking will be at a premium so give yourself plenty of time to find a spot.
For more information about this event, please check our website at www.nosha.info or contact email@example.com
All NOSHA meetings are free and open to the general public.