Kaiser Daily HIV/AIDS Report Summarizes Media Coverage of International HIV/AIDS Issues
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.
- ABCNews' "World News Tonight": The segment profiles South Hospice in Port Shepstone, South Africa, where African parents who are dying of AIDS-related illnesses are creating memory books for the children they will leave behind when they die (Lee, "World News Tonight," ABCNews, 7/13). The complete transcript is available online.
- ABCNews' "World News Tonight": The segment reports of the spread of HIV/AIDS in India among commercial sex workers and truck drivers and includes comments from Ashok Alexander, director of the India AIDS Initiative and Dr. Shipla Merchant of the National AIDS Committee of India (Litke, "World News Tonight," ABCNews, 7/13). A video excerpt of the segment is available online in RealPlayer.
- BBC's "World Today": Multiple audio features on HIV/AIDS and reports from the conference are available online.
- NPR's "All Things Considered": The segment reports on how the increase in HIV/AIDS in Africa is affecting families and economies (Beaubien, "All Things Considered," NPR, 7/13). The complete segment is available online in RealPlayer.
- "The World" -- a production of BBC World Service, PRI and WGBH Boston: The segment includes an interview with an HIV/AIDS advocate in Uganda (Bader, "The World," PRI, 7/13). The complete segment is available online in Windows Media.