Correspondent Lisa Biagiotti, producer Micah Fink and director of photography Gabrielle Weiss report on how Jamaica's national AIDS program is targeting community leaders like Ida Northover to educate people on HIV and change the stigma surrounding the disease.
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Jamaica is a land of deep contradictions, writes producer Micah Fink -- a lush tropical country inhabited by hospitable people, but with violence and hatred lurking close to the surface.
Jamaica may be on the verge of losing its battle against the AIDS epidemic because of deeply entrenched anti-gay attitudes and laws. Correspondent Lisa Biagiotti, producer Micah Fink and director of photography Gabrielle Weiss report from the front lines of Jamaica's battle against HIV and AIDS, a war waged in the shadows.
In urging Congress to spend $60 billion over the next six years on health aid to other nations, U.S. President Barack Obama called for an integrated approach -- fight AIDS, but at the same time, combat other preventable disease that kill millions of people each year. In Kenya, a health project is taking that very approach.
Every June, gay pride is celebrated across the U.S. Lisa Biagiotti, who recently returned from reporting on HIV/AIDS and homophobia in Jamaica, answers questions about why such gay pride parades do not exist in Jamaica.
In Africa, several governments have implemented male circumcision as part of their AIDS prevention strategies. A Worldfocus contributing blogger in Cameroon who works to fight HIV/AIDS discusses the dangers of relying extensively on circumcision, given widespread rumors and misinformation.
Mobile testing units offer free test results and spread the message that living with HIV is not a death sentence, but a chronic disease.
As President George W. Bush prepares to leave office, commentators and Bush himself have examined the legacy he will leave behind. Though Bush has suffered from low approval ratings within the United States, a handful of foreign countries may view him in a more favorable light.