Kirby jazzed up for good cause

By Justin Whealing|10 August 2012

Michael Kirby will be a special guest at a jazz festival event next week to raise money for HIV/AIDS research.

The former High Court judge (pictured) will be speaking at the Jazz At The Lakes concert at the Lakes Golf Club in Sydney on 18 August.

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All proceeds from the concert will go to a joint project between the Kirby Institute, Rotary Club of Sydney CBD and Australian Rotary Health.

The three bodies have granted a scholarship to Dr Damian Conway from the Kirby Institute. Dr Conway is working on the evaluation of rapid HIV testing in a range of settings and he is the principal investigator and project leader for the Sydney study of rapid HIV testing among men.

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The findings of this study will have international significance in supporting early detection and intervention programs among at-risk populations.

The jazz concert is hoping to substantially add to more than $30,000 already contributed by the project partners.
Michael Kirby has a long commitment to AIDS research in Australia and the rest of the world.

He was a member of the World Health Organisation’s Global Commission on AIDS between 1988 and 1992 and has been a member of the UNAIDS Reference Group on HIV and Human Rights since 2004.
 

Kirby jazzed up for good cause
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