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

August 18, 2006

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

  • Caribbean Broadcasting Corporation: CBC on Thursday examined efforts to fight the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the Caribbean and Latin America. The segment includes comments from Sir George Alleyne, special envoy of the U.N. Secretary-General for HIV/AIDS in the Caribbean Region, and Allyson Leacock, general manager of CBC (Forde, CBC, 8/17). The complete segment is available online in Windows Media.
  • CBC Radio's "The Current": The program on Thursday included interviews with Nastassia Ladzik, a sociologist working with the YWCA in Belarus to coordinate a project called "Counteracting the Spread of HIV/AIDS among young people in the Republic of Belarus," and Joya Banerjee, program coordinator for the Global Youth Coalition on HIV/AIDS and co-chair of the Advocacy Task Force with the Toronto Youthforce at the AIDS conference (Ormiston, "The Current," CBC Radio, 8/17). The complete segment is available online in RealPlayer.
  • CBC TV: The segment reports on the effectiveness of antiretroviral medications in individuals living with HIV/AIDS over the long term. The segment includes comments from Martin Markowitz, an HIV/AIDS researcher and a lead investigator in Merck's experimental integrase inhibitor antiretroviral study, "Potent Antiretroviral Effect of MK-0518, a Novel HIV-1 Integrase Inhibitor, as Part of Combination ART in Treatment Naive HIV-1 Infected Patients"; Sharon Walmsley, assistant director of the Immunodeficiency Clinic at Toronto Hospital; and an HIV-positive Canadian man who takes about 60 pills daily (Taylor, CBC TV, 8/17). The complete segment is available online in RealPlayer.
  • Citytv's "CityNews": The program on Thursday reported on Prime Minister Stephen Harper's absence at the AIDS conference. The segment includes comments from Harper and Canadian residents (Moore, "CityNews," Citytv, 8/17). Video of the segment is available online.
  • CTV's "CTV Toronto": The segment reports on a vigil on Thursday and includes comments from HIV-positive Canadian residents and participants in the vigil (Brown, "CTV Toronto," CTV, 8/17). The complete segment is available online in Windows Media.
  • CTV's "Newsnet": The program on Thursday included an interview with Karen Takacs, executive director of Canadian Crossroads International, about Harper's absence from the AIDS conference ("Newsnet," CTV, 8/17). The complete segment is available online in Windows Media.
  • CTV's "Newsnet": The segment reports on protestors' request that Harper renew the Health Canada exemption of the Controlled Substances Act to allow the continuation of Insite, a supervised injection site in Vancouver. The segment includes comments from Julio Montaner, president-elect of the International AIDS Society; UNAIDS Executive Director Peter Piot; Diane Riley, director of the Canadian Harm Reduction Network; Canadian politicians; protesters at the AIDS conference; and injection drug users (Favaro, "Newsnet," CTV, 8/17). The complete segment is available online in Windows Media.
  • CTV's "Newsnet": The program on Thursday reported on Harper's absence at the AIDS conference and its effect on Canadian residents' efforts to fight HIV/AIDS. The segment includes comments from Bill Graham, leader of the liberal opposition in Canada ("Newsnet," CTV, 8/17). The complete segment is available online in Windows Media.
  • CTV's "Newsnet": The program on Thursday reported on the vigil ("Newsnet," CTV, 8/17). The complete segment is available online in Windows Media.
  • NPR's "Day to Day": The program on Thursday examined how male circumcision affects the transmission of HIV and whether circumcision is a medically advisable and culturally appropriate method of fighting the HIV/AIDS in Africa. The segment includes comments from Helene Gayle, co-chair of the AIDS conference and president of CARE; Emmanuel Otolorin, a Baltimore, Md.-based public health expert who participated in a pilot program offering male circumcision at no cost in Lusaka, Zambia; and Stewart Rennie, research assistant, professor and ethics consultant for the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill's Global AIDS Program activities in the Democratic Republic of Congo (Knox, "Day to Day," NPR, 8/17). The complete segment is available online in RealPlayer.
  • NPR's "Talk of the Nation": The program on Thursday included a discussion of the challenges for physicians, care providers and families brought by an increasing number of individuals with HIV/AIDS who are over age 50. The segment includes comments from Jane Fowler, a founder of the National Association on HIV Over Fifty; Steve Karpiak, associate director for research at the AIDS Community Research Initiative of America; and Jolene Mullins, early intervention coordinator for the Broward County, Fla., Health Department's HIV/AIDS program (Conan, "Talk of the Nation," NPR, 8/17). The complete segment is available online in RealPlayer.
  • PRI's "The World": The program -- a production of BBC World Service, PRI and WGBH Boston -- on Thursday reported on how male circumcision affects the transmission of HIV and the cost of providing circumcision compared with the cost of providing HIV/AIDS treatment in Africa. The segment includes comments from PRI reporter Sheri Fink, who is attending the AIDS conference (Fink, "The World," PRI, 8/17). The complete segment is available online in Windows Media.
  • Radio Canada International's "Canada Today to Africa": The program on Thursday reported on the Toronto Youthforce at the AIDS conference and profiled the Hunter brothers -- farmers in the Florenceville community of New Brunswick, Canada -- who cut a maze into their cornfield as a tribute to the AIDS conference to educate visitors to their farm about HIV/AIDS. The program on Thursday also included interviews with Piot and RCI's Lyne-Francoise Pelletier, who is covering the AIDS conference (Travis, "Canada Today to Africa," RCI, 8/17). The complete segment is available online in Windows Media.
  • United Nations Radio: The program on Thursday reported on WHO's announcement of its "Treat, Train, Retain" plan, which includes a focus on ensuring an increased number of trained health workers, which many developing countries lack, to administer HIV/AIDS treatments. The segment includes comments from Paul Davis, HIV/AIDS policy analyst at Health GAP, and Kevin De Cock, head of WHO's HIV/AIDS Department (United Nations Radio, 8/17). The complete segment is available online in RealPlayer.
  • WBUR's "Here & Now": The program on Thursday included an interview with Paul Farmer, a Harvard University professor and co-founder of Partners in Health, and Jim Kim, former director of the World Health Organization's HIV/AIDS Department and a professor of medicine at Harvard University, about methods of providing HIV/AIDS treatment worldwide (Young, "Here & Now," WBUR, 8/17). The complete segment is available online in RealPlayer.
Kaisernetwork.org is serving 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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