President Bush on Wednesday asked Congress for $30 billion to renew and double the funding to combat the global spread of AIDS, calling the disease a “modern-day plague.” Continue reading
An organization in India is fighting forced prostitution by counseling and training women in other forms of work and helping their children so they don’t follow in their mothers’ footsteps. Fred de Sam Lazaro of Twin Cities Public Television provides a report. Continue reading
Critics 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 AIDS. Charlayne Hunter-Gault reports from Johannesburg. Continue reading
Bill and Melinda Gates, whose foundation seeks to address worldwide needs in areas including health and education, describe their initiatives and decision-making process.
Results of two studies conducted in Africa show that circumcision can cut the rate of HIV infection in heterosexual men by 50 percent. Meanwhile the Bush administration is launching a new anti-malaria initiative. An expert discusses combating these diseases and the role of international organizations. Continue reading
World health experts and community leaders gathered in Toronto for the 16th International AIDS Conference. Former NewsHour correspondent Charlayne Hunter-Gault, who attended the conference, discusses the ideas put forth. Continue reading
Washington D.C. has begun to offer a rapid oral HIV test free to residents — the first program of its kind. The director of the D.C. HIV/AIDS Administration discusses the program’s aim to increase awareness, draw in more patients and encourage disease prevention. Continue reading