Kaiser Family Foundation Releases New, Updated Resources on HIV/AIDS Reporting; Journal AIDS Releases Special Issue
The Kaiser Family Foundation has released new and updated resources on HIV/AIDS reporting. Summaries and links appear below.
Reporting on HIV/AIDS: Lessons From the Field: This new video features interviews with reporters who share their views on the unique challenges of reporting on HIV/AIDS. Four reporters and Jennifer Kates, Kaiser Family Foundation vice president and director of HIV policy, offer guidance about issues ranging from understanding data to considering the sensitivities of reporting on someone who is HIV-positive. Webcasts, podcasts and transcripts of each of the five video chapters are available.
HIV/AIDS Reporting Guide: The guide is a tool to help journalists meet the challenges of covering HIV/AIDS. The material in this new and expanded edition covers a broad range of subjects, including treatment and prevention strategies, the status of vaccine research, key figures in the struggle against HIV/AIDS and global efforts to finance the campaign against the disease. A special section covers issues relevant to the epidemic in Latin America. In addition, a Spanish-language version of the guide for journalists covering the epidemic in Latin America and the Caribbean is available, and the guide for covering the epidemic in India has been updated.
Broadcast-Quality Daily Highlight Videos on International AIDS Conference Available for Media: The Kaiser Family Foundation will provide broadcast-quality videos from the XVII International AIDS Conference, scheduled for Aug. 3 to Aug. 8 in Mexico City. Kaisernetwork.org is the official webcaster of the conference and in partnership with the International AIDS Society will provide complete online coverage, including webcasts, podcasts and transcripts of conference sessions and press briefings as well as interviews with newsmakers. Members of the media will be able to download a daily highlight video of conference developments. Broadcasters in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean also can access a daily satellite feed of region-specific conference highlights, relevant b-roll and newsmaker interviews -- all available rights-free for broadcast use (Kaiser Family Foundation release, 7/23).
Special Issue, Journal AIDS: The August 2008 issue of AIDS features articles examining universal access to HIV/AIDS treatment, prevention, global policies over the next five years, gender issues and human rights. In the forward article for the journal, Jacob Gayle of the Ford Foundation writes, "I trust the details that are found within this publication might help us all to begin to think about not only the latest in the art and science of HIV action, but also allow us to reflect upon the kind of world we hope to engender, with the values and actions that promote the efforts we know are necessary for reinforcing the human rights and dignities afforded to us all" (AIDS, August 2008).