Broadcast Programs Include Features on HIV/AIDS To Coincide With XV International AIDS Conference
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.
Australian Broadcasting Corporation: The segment reports on Thailand's HIV vaccine trial, which was "slammed as an expensive flop" at the conference. The segment includes comments from Paul Cawthorne of Medecins Sans Frontieres and Richard Jeffreys of the Treatment Action Campaign in sub-Saharan Africa (Lloyd, ABC, 7/15). The complete segment is available online in RealPlayer and online in Windows Media.
- BBC's "Africa Live!": The program reported on the latest news from the conference ("Africa Live!," BBC, 7/14). The complete segment is available online in RealPlayer. BBC audio may not be available online more than a week after the broadcast.
- NPR's "All Things Considered": The segment will examine how tradition can function as a barrier to HIV/AIDS prevention efforts in India ("All Things Considered," NPR, 7/16). The complete segment will be available online in RealPlayer and Windows Media after the broadcast.
- NPR's "Talk of the Nation/Science Friday": The first hour of the program will include an update from the conference and discuss the latest in HIV/AIDS treatment and prevention efforts. Guests on the program will include NPR correspondent Richard Knox; Gary Nabel, director of the Vaccine Research Center at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases; and Paul Volberding, director of the Center for AIDS Research at the online in RealPlayer and Windows Media after the broadcast.
- NPR's "Tavis Smiley Show": The segment discussed the lack of black-related HIV/AIDS research at the conference with Dr. Helene Gayle, director of HIV/AIDS and TB and Reproductive and Child Health at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the incoming president of the International AIDS Society; and Black AIDS Institute Founder Phill Wilson (Smiley, "Tavis Smiley Show," NPR, 7/15). The complete segment is available online in RealPlayer. Expanded NPR coverage of the conference is available online.
- PBS' "NewsHour with Jim Lehrer": The segment examines the role of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria and the U.S. role in fighting global HIV/AIDS. The segment includes comments from U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan; Global Fund Executive Director Richard Feachem; U.S. Rep. Jim Kolbe (R-Ariz.); U.S. Ambassador Randall Tobias, head of the State Department Office of the Global AIDS Coordinator; and Global AIDS Alliance President Paul Zeitz (Dentzer, "NewsHour with Jim Lehrer," PBS, 7/15). The complete transcript is available online. The complete segment is available online in RealPlayer. Expanded PBS coverage is available online.