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Kaiser Daily HIV/AIDS Report Summarizes Media Coverage of International HIV/AIDS Issues

July 13, 2004

Several U.S. and international broadcast programs have included features on HIV/AIDS in response to the XV International AIDS Conference in Bangkok, Thailand, from July 11-16. Summaries of the coverage appear below.

  • Australian Broadcasting Corporation's "Asia Pacific": The segment reports on the world's AIDS orphans and includes comments from Carol Bellamy, executive director of UNICEF (Thompson, "Asia Pacific," ABC, 7/13). The complete segment is available online in Window Media.

  • BBC's "Talking Point": The segment includes comments from Dr. Jim Kim, director of WHO's HIV/AIDS program and Jack Summerside, head of health promotion at the Terrence Higgins Trust. Complete video of the program in RealPlayer is available online. A complete audio version of the program is available online in RealPlayer. In addition, an interactive discussion board about abstinence is available online.

  • NPR's "Day to Day": The segment will examine how gender inequality in South Africa is contributing to the spread of HIV/AIDS ("Day to Day," NPR, 7/13). The complete segment will be available online in RealPlayer and Windows Media after the broadcast. Expanded NPR coverage is available online.

  • NPR's "Morning Edition" on Tuesday profiled the Indian drug company Cipla and the debate over drug makers that produce generic versions of brand-name antiretroviral drugs to treat people with HIV/AIDS in developing countries (Wilson, "Morning Edition," NPR, 7/13). The complete segment is available online in RealPlayer. Expanded NPR coverage is available online.

  • PBS' "NewsHour with Jim Lehrer": The segment profiles Botswana's HIV testing and antiretroviral drug programs. The segment includes comments from Dr. Ernes Darkoh, director of Botswana's antiretroviral program; Richard Holbrooke, former U.N. ambassador and president of the Global Business Coalition on HIV/AIDS; Dr. Banu Kahn, head of the Botswanan HIV/AIDS program; Botswanan President Festus Mogae; and Thai Sen. Mechai Viravaidya (de Sam Lazaro, "NewsHour with Jim Lehrer," PBS, 7/12). The complete transcript is available online. The complete segment is available online in RealPlayer. Expanded PBS coverage of the conference is available online.

  • WAMU's "The Diane Rehm Show": The NPR-syndicated show in the first hour of the broadcast will include a panel discussion of research findings and policy debates from the conference. Guests on the program will include Dr. Kathleen Cravero, deputy executive director of UNAIDS; Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the NIH National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases; David Gartner, policy director for the Global AIDS Alliance; and Dr. Joseph O'Neill, deputy coordinator and chief medical officer in the State Department's Office of the Global AIDS Coordinator (Page, "The Diane Rehm Show," WAMU, 7/13). The complete segment will be available online in RealPlayer after the broadcast.

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