Africa Steps Up Fight Against AIDS
blame South Africa's high HIV infection rates on government inaction
and mixed messages. Recently, however, the deputy president of
the country has called for intensification of the fight against
special correspondent Charlayne
Hunter-Gault reports from South Africa.
AIDS Conference Focuses on Prevention, New Infections
NewsHour correspondent Charlayne Hunter-Gault reports from an
international AIDS conference in Canada about the impacts in Africa
and the increase in U.S. cases. Hunter-Gault interviewed former
President Clinton and Microsoft founder and AIDS activist Bill
Gates during her time at the conference.
Offers Free HIV Tests to Combat Spread of Disease
Washington, D.C. has begun offering a rapid oral HIV test free to residents
-- the first program of its kind. Officials hope the testing will increase awareness,
draw in more patients for treatment and encourage prevention of the disease.
Brown talks to Dr. Marsha Martin, director of the Washington, D.C. HIV/AIDS Administration,
about the new program.
Advocates Mark Somber 25th Anniversary Since the Emergence of HIV/AIDS
workers and policy-makers marked the 25th anniversary of the first recognition
of the HIV/AIDS virus by calling for increased efforts to combat the disease that
killed an estimated 2.8 million people in 2005 alone.
Suarez speaks with experts on the disease about how it is evolving.
| The Age of AIDS: The FRONTLINE documentary "The
Age of AIDS" airs May 30-31.