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Kaiser Daily HIV/AIDS Report Highlights Broadcast Coverage Related to XVI International AIDS Conference

August 21, 2006

Several broadcast programs have reported on the XVI International AIDS Conference and the HIV/AIDS pandemic. Summaries appear below.

  • CBS' "Evening News": The program on Friday examined the increasing number of individuals with HIV/AIDS who are over age 50. The segment includes comments from an HIV-positive U.S. resident who is 73 and speaks to other seniors about HIV prevention (Acosta, "Evening News," CBS, 8/18). The complete segment is available online in RealPlayer.
  • KQED's "Forum": The program on Monday in the first hour of the show is scheduled to include a discussion of the issues discussed at the AIDS conference (Krasny, "Forum," KQED, 8/21). The complete segment will be available online in RealPlayer after the broadcast.
  • NPR's "All Things Considered": The program on Friday reported on a study presented at the AIDS conference on tuberculosis strains -- known as XDR-TB -- that are resistant to first- and second-line drugs and that are appearing among HIV-positive people in the South African province of KwaZulu-Natal. The segment includes comments from Richard Chaisson, a professor of infectious diseases at Johns Hopkins University; Gerald Friedland, a study author from Yale University; and Lee Rushman, director of the Global Tuberculosis Institute at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (Silberner, "All Things Considered," NPR, 8/18). The complete segment is available online in RealPlayer.
  • NPR's "All Things Considered": The program on Friday reported on calls at the AIDS conference for routine HIV testing. The segment includes comments from Thomas Frieden, New York City health commissioner; Veronica Jenkins, a physician at Family and Medical Counseling Services in Washington, D.C.; and Paul Skolnik, chief of the infectious diseases section at Boston University Medical Center's Center for HIV/AIDS Care and Research (Wilson, "All Things Considered," NPR, 8/18). The complete segment is available online in RealPlayer.
  • NPR's "Talk of the Nation/Science Friday": Richard Knox, health and science correspondent for NPR, provided an update from Toronto about the end of the conference (Flatow, "Talk of the Nation/Science Friday," NPR, 8/18). The complete segment is available online in RealPlayer.
  • NPR's "Weekend Edition Saturday": The segment on Saturday profiled seven HIV/AIDS clinics in Nairobi, Kenya, operated by the Catholic Church, which prohibits the distribution of condoms. The segment includes comments from Father Ed Phillips, director of the Eastern Deanery AIDS Relief Program and a health consultant to the Vatican currently who is working on a study of HIV prevention methods that are within Catholic teaching, a clinical supervisor, and clients at the clinic (Felde, "Weekend Edition Saturday," NPR, 8/19). The complete segment is available online in RealPlayer.
  • PRI's "The World" -- a production of BBC World Service, PRI and WGBH Boston -- on Friday profiled a Rwandan delegate at the AIDS conference who presented a poster about the Partners in Health facilities where he works (Fink, "The World," PRI, 8/18). The complete segment is available online in Windows Media.
  • Radio Canada International's "Canada Today to Africa": The program reported on the AIDS vigil on Thursday and the close of the AIDS conference on Friday and includes comments from RCI's Lyne-Francoise Pelletier, who is covering the conference (Travis/Carter, "Canada Today to Africa," RCI, 8/18). The complete segment is available online in Windows Media.
  • RCI's "Canada Today to India": The program reported on some delegates' criticism of governments and politicians for not dedicating more funding and resources to the fight against HIV/AIDS and the domestic impact of Prime Minister Stephen Harper's absence at the AIDS conference (Gwiazda, "Canada Today to India," RCI, 8/18). The complete segment is available online in Windows Media.
  • United Nations Radio: The segment includes an interview with a senior program advisor at the U.N. Population Fund about the issues that emerged at the AIDS conference (Adams, United Nations Radio, 8/18). The complete segment is available online in RealPlayer.
Kaisernetwork.org served as the official webcaster of the conference. View the guide to coverage and all webcasts, interviews and a daily video round up of conference highlights at www.kaisernetwork.org/aids2006.

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Reprinted with permission from kaisernetwork.org. You can view the entire Kaiser Daily HIV/AIDS Report, search the archives, or sign up for email delivery at www.kaisernetwork.org/dailyreports/hiv. The Kaiser Daily HIV/AIDS Report is published for kaisernetwork.org, a free service of the Kaiser Family Foundation, by The Advisory Board Company. © 2006 by The Advisory Board Company and Kaiser Family Foundation. All rights reserved.



  
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