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

August 17, 2006

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

  • CBC TV: The segment reports on the stigma of HIV/AIDS among African communities in the U.S. and Canada. The segment includes comments from Cornelius Baker with the National Black Gay Men's Advocacy Coalition and the AIDS Alliance for Children, Youth and Families; Minnea Bushby, an HIV-positive woman who was infected as a sex worker in Kenya and immigrated to Canada; Believe Dhtiwayo, an HIV-positive African man living in Canada; and Don Kilby, a physician working with HIV/AIDS (Taylor, CBC TV, 8/16). The complete segment is available online in RealPlayer.
  • Citytv's "CityNews": The program on Wednesday reported on protestors blocking a Toronto intersection to encourage Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper to 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 Gillian Maxwell, a spokesperson for Insite, and protestors (Reyes, "CityNews," Citytv, 8/16). Video of the segment is available online.
  • CNN's "American Morning": The segment examines the connections between genocide, rape and rising rates of HIV/AIDS in Rwanda, and health care facilities in the country run by Partners in Health in conjunction with the Clinton Foundation. The segment includes comments from Jeannette Kagame, first lady of Rwanda, and an HIV-positive Rwandan woman (Gupta, "American Morning," CNN, 8/16). A transcript of the segment is available online.
  • CTV's "Canada AM": The program included an interview with Mark Wainberg -- co-chair of the AIDS conference and director of the McGill University AIDS Centre -- about what has been accomplished so far and Canada's response to HIV/AIDS (Ien, "Canada AM," CTV, 8/17). The complete segment is available online in Windows Media.
  • CTV's "Canada AM": The program included an interview with Canadian musicians Choclair and Damhnait and Darcy Ataman, producer of "A Song for Africa," about their project to use music to fight HIV/AIDS (Ien, "Canada AM," CTV, 8/14). The complete segment is available online in Windows Media.
  • CTV's "Canada AM": The segment reports on an exhibit at the AIDS conference about children who have experienced violence in Uganda and are living with HIV/AIDS in rehabilitation centers run by World Vision International. The segment includes comments from a World Vision staff member (Ien, "Canada AM," CTV, 8/17). The complete segment is available online in Windows Media.
  • NPR's "News & Notes with Ed Gordon": The program on Wednesday included an interview with Helene Gayle -- co-chair of the AIDS conference and president of CARE -- about HIV/AIDS among blacks and other issues at the conference (Gordon, "News & Notes with Ed Gordon," NPR, 8/16). The complete segment is available online in RealPlayer.
  • Radio Canada International's "Canada Today to Africa": The program on Wednesday examined the number of HIV-positive aboriginal Canadians. The segment includes comments from RCI's Lyne-Francoise Pelletier, who is covering the AIDS conference (Travis, "Canada Today to Africa," RCI, 8/16). The complete segment is available online in Windows Media.
  • RCI's "Canada Today to Europe": The program on Wednesday reported on former President Clinton's statements about HIV prevention programs that focus solely on abstinence and the use of male circumcision to reduce the spread of HIV (Craig, "Canada Today to Europe," RCI, 8/16). The complete segment is available online in Windows Media.
  • RCI's "Canada Today to India": The program on Wednesday reported from the AIDS conference on criticism by Julio Montaner, president-elect of the International AIDS Society, of the Canadian government for failing to renew a safe injection site for injection drug users in Vancouver, Canada, and statements by Sharmila Tagore, an Indian actor and Goodwill Ambassador for UNICEF in India, about HIV/AIDS in the country (Gwiazda, "Canada Today to India," RCI, 8/16). The complete segment is available online in Windows Media.
  • United Nations Radio: The program on Wednesday reported on the biennial report released by the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative on Tuesday. The segment includes comments from Seth Berkley, head of IAVI; Hilde Frafjord Johnson, an IAVI board member and former minister of international development for Norway; and U.N. Special Envoy for HIV/AIDS in Africa Stephen Lewis (United Nations Radio, 8/16). The complete segment is available online in RealPlayer.
  • WAMU's "The Diane Rehm Show": Guests on the first hour of the syndicated NPR program on Thursday are scheduled to include Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases; Joel Gallant, associate director of Johns Hopkins AIDS Service; and Gayle (Rehm, "The Diane Rehm Show," WAMU, 8/17). The complete segment will be available online in RealPlayer and Windows Media after the broadcast.
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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