Kaiser Daily HIV/AIDS Report Rounds Up Media Coverage of XV International AIDS Conference
Several broadcast programs have included features on HIV/AIDS in response to the closing of the XV International AIDS Conference in Bangkok, Thailand, from July 11-16. Summaries of the coverage appear below.
- CNN's "House Call with Dr. Sanjay Gupta": The segment examines the global HIV/AIDS pandemic and includes comments from U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan; Carol Bellamy, executive director of UNICEF; Dr. Thomas Coates, professor at University of California-Los Angeles Medical School; Dr. Jim Kim, director of WHO's HIV/AIDS program; Dr. Peter Mugyeny, director of Joro, a clinic in Uganda; Ann Peterson of UNAIDS; UNAIDS Executive Director Peter Piot; Dr. Bruce Rashbaum, a physician specializing in internal medicine who is HIV-positive; Dr. Peter Solberg, a specialist at TASO, an AIDS support organization and clinic in Uganda (Gupta, "House Call with Dr. Sanjay Gupta," CNN, 7/17). The complete transcript of the program is available online.
- NPR's "All Things Considered": The segment includes an interview with Dr. Kathleen Cravero, deputy executive director of UNAIDS, about the conference's focus on women with HIV/AIDS (Stamberg, "All Things Considered," NPR, 7/17). The complete segment is available online in RealPlayer.
- NPR's "Weekend Edition Saturday": The segment reports on criticism of the United States at the close of the conference and includes comments from Rev. Canon Gideon Byamugisha, an Anglican priest from Uganda; Dr. Paul Cawthorne of Medecins Sans Frontieres; Dr. Anthony Fauci, head of the NIH National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases; and Keith Hansen of the World Bank (Knox, "Weekend Edition Saturday," NPR, 7/17). The complete segment is available online in RealPlayer.
- NPR's "Weekend Edition Saturday": Although the concept of abstinence was first "widely criticized as puritanical and moralistic" at the conference, Dr. Charles Bimal, director of the AIDS Prevention and Control Project in Madras, and Suresh Kumar, director of the West Bengal AIDS Control and Prevention Society, "spoke up" for abstinence education as "part of breaking a cycle" of sexual behavior, NPR's Scott Simon says in a commentary on the program (Simon, "Weekend Edition Saturday," NPR, 7/17). The complete segment is available online in RealPlayer. Expanded NPR coverage of the conference is available online.
- "To the Point": To the Point a co-production of KCRW and PRI: The segment reports on HIV/AIDS in East Asia and includes comments from Fadia Saadah, East Asian sector manager for health, nutrition and population for the World Bank (Nyad, "To The Point," KCRW, 7/16). The complete segment is available online in RealPlayer.