AIDS: The Politics of Prevention
by America Abroad
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AIDS has been a viral wrecking ball across Africa, and much of the globe for that matter. More than 25 million have died from the disease, but the international community’s bedside manner is getting better. NGOs, nations and international organizations are building up a global resistance to the deadly virus. They’ve succeeding in treating millions already infected with HIV, but stemming the spread is a much tougher case. And with the doctor’s orders often running up against religious convictions and traditional customs, prescribing a potent prevention protocol is a complicated operation. From America Abroad.
||Fighting AIDS in Brazil||Matt Ozug travels to Brazil, a country that has implemented effective and controversial strategies to reduce the spread of the disease||4 5 2010||Free||View in iTunes|
||An Interview With Dr. Nandini Oomman||Sean Carberry speaks with Dr. Nandini Oomman, director of the HIV/AIDS Monitor at the Center for Global Development, about the future of PEPFAR under the Obama Administration, and the challenges of developing global strategies for AIDS prevention.||4 5 2010||Free||View in iTunes|
||PEPFAR||Ray Suarez examines the Bush Administration’s unprecedented Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief that has provided life-saving treatment for over two million Africans, but has been less successful in preventing new infections.||4 5 2010||Free||View in iTunes|
||Fighting AIDS in South Africa||Ray Suarez investigates the state of the AIDS crisis in South Africa, where years of government inaction and the scars of apartheid have fueled the epidemic.||4 5 2010||Free||View in iTunes|
||Fighting AIDS in Washington D.C.||Ray Suarez explores the AIDS epidemic in Washington D.C., the city with the highest HIV infection rate in the nation.||4 5 2010||Free||View in iTunes|