Kaiser Daily HIV/AIDS Report Summarizes 25th Anniversary of First AIDS Diagnosis Media CoverageMonday, June 5 was the 25th anniversary of the first AIDS diagnosis. The following lists headlines from newspapers and broadcast programs concerning "AIDS at 25."
- "The Changing Face of AIDS: Medicine, Education Fight Back Against Disease That's Killed Millions Worldwide" (Rudavsky, Indianapolis Star, 6/6).
Long Island Newsday
- "AIDS at 25: Pushing Limits in Bid To Educate" (Nelson , Long Island Newsday, 6/6).
- "Lessons at All Levels: State AIDS Education Progresses from Kindergarten Training in Hygiene to High School Classes in Sexuality" (Sinco Kelleher, Long Island Newsday, 6/6).
- "Nutrition: Healthy Foods Join Arsenal to Fight HIV" (Talan, Long Island Newsday, 6/6).
- "Safe Sex in the City: Condoms and an Updated Message" (Virasmi, Long Island Newsday, 6/6).
- "Trying to Care for Their Own: The Groups That Battled the First Wave of the Disease Now Must Deal With New Social and Economic Variables" (Nelson , Long Island Newsday, 6/6).
New York Times
South Florida Sun-Sentinel
- "One-a-Day Pill Shows Promise in AIDS Fight" (LaMendola, South Florida Sun-Sentinel, 6/5).
Broadcast Programs Report on 25th Anniversary of First AIDS Diagnosis
- ABCNews' "Good Morning America": The segment includes comments from Regan Hofmann, editor in chief of the monthly HIV/AIDS magazine POZ (Sawyer, "Good Morning America," ABCNews, 6/6). The complete transcript of the segment is available online. Video of the segment is available online.
- ABCNews' "Nightline": The program includes interviews with singer Alicia Keys about her work with Keep a Child Alive and with Stephen Lewis, U.N. special envoy for HIV/AIDS in Africa (McFadden, "Nightline," ABCNews, 6/5). A related ABCNews story is available online. Video of the interview with Keys is available online.
- ABCNews' "World News Tonight": The segment reports on portrayals of HIV/AIDS in art (Snow, "World News Tonight," ABCNews, 6/5). Video of the segment is available online. A related video on the number of HIV/AIDS-related deaths is available online. Expanded ABCNews coverage is available online.
- APM's "Marketplace Morning Report": The segment includes comments from Priya Bery, director of policy and research at the Global Business Coalition on HIV/AIDS, and Paul De Lay, director of monitoring and evaluation at UNAIDS (Palmer, "Marketplace Morning Report," APM, 6/5). The complete transcript and audio of the segment in RealPlayer are available online.
- NBC's "Nightly News": The segment includes comments from Larry Kramer, founder of the Gay Men's Health Crisis (Bazell, "Nightly News," NBC, 6/5). The complete segment is available online in Windows Media. Expanded NBC coverage is available online.
- NPR's "All Things Considered": The segment includes comments from Alvin Friedman-Klien, dermatologist and professor of dermatology and microbiology at New York University Medical Center; Mary Guinan, who investigated the first cases of AIDS as a researcher at CDC; and Larry Mass, a physician and health care writer who was the first to report on HIV/AIDS (Wilson, "All Things Considered," NPR, 6/5). The complete segment is available online in RealPlayer. Expanded NPR coverage is available online.
- NPR's "Talk of the Nation": The segment includes comments from Joseph Knippenberg, professor of politics at Oglethorpe University and weekly columnist for The American Enterprise Online, and Jonathan Rauch, senior writer for the National Journal and author of the recent New York Times editorial "Families Forged By Illness" (Conan, "Talk of the Nation," NPR, 6/5). The complete segment is available online in RealPlayer.
Black AIDS Institute releases report on HIV/AIDS in Blacks
In addition, the Black AIDS Institute on Monday released a report on HIV/AIDS among blacks in the U.S. over the past 25 years. The 80-page report, called "AIDS in Blackface: 25 Years of an Epidemic," features testimony from blacks in the U.S. who are directly affected by the country's HIV/AIDS epidemic. It also traces the spread of HIV/AIDS among blacks in the U.S. and calls for the expansion of proven prevention strategies, improved access to treatment and the eradication of stigma surrounding HIV/AIDS and sexual diversity (Black AIDS Institute, "AIDS in Blackface: 25 Years of An Epidemic," June 2006). The report was released at an event in New York featuring black leaders and celebrities who issued a "new call to action" to address the AIDS epidemic in the Black community. "We're calling on all major black organizations to make fighting AIDS a top priority," Danny Glover, actor and HIV/AIDS advocate, said. Blacks account for 13% of the nation's population and 54% of new AIDS cases, the New York Daily News reports (Vielkind/Block, New York Daily News, 6/6). In 2006, AIDS in America is a black disease," Phill Wilson, executive director of BAI, said, adding, "The only way for AIDS to be over in America is for AIDS to be over in black America, and the only way to stop AIDS in black America is for black people to take ownership of the disease and mount a mass black mobilization" (Turner/Stokes, BET.com, 6/5).