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San Francisco
Sir Francis Drake Hotel
450 Powell Street
San Francisco, CA  94102
United States of America

Dr. Jack Higgins, a Rotarian and a Family Physician, will talk about preventing AIDS infections in children.

Dr. Higgins has been a Rotarian for 28 years, including 19 years with the Rotary Club of Los Altos, where he currently serves as the Director for International Service. He is also the Vice-President of the Los Altos Rotary AIDS Project, which is working to prevent babies from getting HIV.

Founded in 1989, the Los Altos Rotary AIDS Project (LARAP) was the first effort in the world of Rotary to raise awareness and understanding of the HIV/AIDS epidemic. Now that treatment in wealthier countries has made HIV a chronic disease instead of a death sentence, LAPRAP has shifted its focus to Child AIDS Prevention – i.e., prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV in Africa and Asia.

He also serves on the Board of RotaCare Bay Area, which operates 10 free medical clinics to provide care for people who have the greatest need, but the least ability to pay.

Dr. Higgins is also the Founder and President of another nonprofit organization – the Global Telehealth Network (GTN). GTN is recruiting volunteer physicians who can use videoconferencing over the Internet to treat patients in medically underserved areas in the U.S. and around the world.

This is a regular membership meeting of The Rotary Club of San Francisco, open to all Rotarians, visiting Rotarians, prospective members, and guests.

Meeting Schedule:

12:00 Noon Registration & Networking
12:15 PM (sharp!) Meeting begins (club business first, followed by keynote speaker)
1:30 PM Meeting adjourns

Each luncheon ticket includes a three-course lunch. Tickets are $40 each; $35 for Club members who register online in advance (online registration closes at 5PM the day before the meeting). Payment by credit card or check is preferred. Tickets available for purchase only at the door.