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Satellite Broadcast: National HIV Testing Day and Prevention for People Living with HIV/AIDS

June 2001

The Satellite Broadcast first announced on May 17, will be extended an additional 30 minutes from its original 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm time slot. This additional 30-minutes, from 3:00-3:30 pm, will provide an opportunity for an overview of a possible funding opportunity for HIV prevention projects targeting young men of color who have sex with men (YMSM of color).

This June 27 will be the 8th annual National HIV Testing Day, a time for people to assess their HIV infection risk, take the test and take control of their lives. In conjunction with the campaign, on Friday, June 22, CDC will broadcast updated and current information on CDC activities and programs intended for people living with HIV and AIDS. The broadcast will address National HIV Testing Day and the following CDC programs and initiatives:

  1. SAFE (Sero-status Approach to Fighting the HIV/AIDS Epidemic)

  2. Counseling, Testing, and Referral (CTR) -- and the new CTR Guidelines

  3. PHIPP (Prevention for HIV-infected Persons Project)


  4. The latest information on rapid testing

The broadcast will focus on progress and success, as well as lessons learned from these important new programs. Viewers will hear from CDC experts and spokespersons from HIV/AIDS prevention programs throughout the country. Viewers are invited to fax and call in questions and comments before and during the broadcast.

Please share this notice as soon as possible with your colleagues and partners. Encourage them to begin setting up viewing sites and promoting attendance now!


At the completion of the broadcast, participants will be able to:
  • Understand the value of HIV prevention programs for persons living with HIV infection and be introduced to programs that work;

  • Learn about innovative models for Counseling, Testing, and Referral; and

  • Learn about National HIV Testing Day and how to participate.

Target Audience

This broadcast is intended for organizations and individuals currently conducting HIV prevention programs. The audience includes health departments, HIV Prevention Community Planning Groups, national and regional minority organizations, community-based organizations, universities and healthcare providers, and national and local faith-based institutions and organizations.

Broadcast Sponsors

CDC's National Center for HIV, STD and TB Prevention, Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention, Prevention Program Branch (PPB).

Setting Up A Viewing Site

Organizations are asked to set up their own viewing sites as soon as possible. You will need to identify and reserve before the day of the broadcast a viewing site that has a steerable antenna that receives either C- or KU-band satellites. Possible sites include health departments, schools, hospitals, community colleges, universities, county extension offices, and local American Red Cross chapters. For technical assistance the day of the broadcast, call 1-678-421-6815.

Questions may be phoned or sent in during the broadcast via either e-mail or fax machine. Fax or computer should be placed near the viewing room to allow questions to be submitted directly.

To register for the broadcast or to receive other general information and updates, please go to the CDC National Prevention Information Network (NPIN) satellite broadcast web site address at You may also register by phone by calling NPIN direct at 1-800-458-5231.

For Viewer Questions During the Broadcast

A phone, fax, or computer should be placed near the viewing room to allow questions to be submitted during the broadcast. During the broadcast, send your questions via e-mail to or by fax: 1-678-421-6631. The phone number to call with questions will be shown during the broadcast.

Satellite Technical Specifications

Signal test time will be 12:30 pm - 12:59 EST.
Program begins at 1:00 pm EST and will end at 3:30 pm.


Satellite: Galaxy 4R
Longitude: 99 Degrees West Channel: 24
Downlink Freq: 4180
Polarization: Horizontal
Audio: 6.2 and 6.8


Satellite: GE-3
Longitude: 87 Degrees West Channel: 15
Downlink Freq: 12000
Polarization: Horizontal
Audio: 6.2 and 6.8

Invited Presenters and Panelists Include

  • Bob Kohmescher, Branch Chief, Prevention Program Branch, Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention (DHAP), CDC

  • Ken Hunt, Public Health Advisor, DHAP, CDC

  • Walt Senterfitt, Visiting Scientist, DHAP, CDC

  • Michelle Rigaud, Health Education Resource Organization (HERO), Inc., Baltimore, MD

  • Patricia Brown, Saint Joseph's Mercy Mobile Health Care, Atlanta, GA

  • Catina Perkins-Gibson, National Association of People with AIDS (NAPWA)

  • Evelyn Ullah, City of Miami Health Department, Miami, FL

Broadcast Agenda

  • Part I Prevention for People Living With HIV/AIDS

  • Part II Counseling, Testing, and Referral

  • Part III Live Question-and-Answer Session With CDC and Guest Panel Members

  • Part IV Discussion of upcoming funding opportunity for HIV prevention projects targeting YMSM of color.

Registering for the Broadcast

If you have not yet registered for the broadcast, please go to CDC's National Prevention Information Network (NPIN) satellite broadcast website or register by phone by calling NPIN directly at 1-800-458-5231.

This article was provided by U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Visit the CDC's website to find out more about their activities, publications and services.
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