KQED’s ‘Health Dialogues’ To Examine HIV/AIDS Transmission, Prevention
KQED's "Health Dialogues," a live, monthly call-in program sponsored by the California Endowment to examine health care issues in the state, on Thursday will air a discussion about the transmission of HIV -- especially the increasing number of infections among blacks and men who have sex with men -- and efforts to prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS. Guests scheduled to appear on the program include Harold Atkins, president of the board of Centerforce, an HIV prevention and education program at San Quentin State Prison; Cynthia Davis, director of HIV education and outreach programs at Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science in Los Angeles; Juan Ruiz, chief of the HIV/AIDS epidemiology branch of the California Department of Health Services Office of AIDS; and Michael Siever, director of the Stonewall Project, a San Francisco program addressing safety issues among MSM and crystal methamphetamine users (Shafer, "Health Dialogues," KQED, 6/23). Check state radio stations for availability. Audio of the program will be available online in RealPlayer after the broadcast.This is part of the KHN Morning Briefing, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.