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Ida’s story: Reversing the stigma of HIV in Jamaica

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Ida’s story: Reversing the stigma of HIV in Jamaica

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.

Posted: September 23, 2009 14:19   Comments: 7
Violence and anti-gay attitudes tarnish Jamaican beauty

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Violence and anti-gay attitudes tarnish Jamaican beauty

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.

Posted: September 23, 2009 13:06   Comments: 8
Jamaica’s battle against AIDS fought in the shadows

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Jamaica’s battle against AIDS fought in the shadows

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.

Posted: September 22, 2009 12:01   Comments: 9
Thousands line up in Kenya for HIV testing

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Thousands line up in Kenya for HIV testing

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.

Posted: July 8, 2009 11:26   Comments: 2
There are no gay pride parades in Jamaica

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There are no gay pride parades in Jamaica

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.

Posted: June 29, 2009 13:10   Comments: 15
Rumors, confusion hinder battle against HIV in Cameroon

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Rumors, confusion hinder battle against HIV in Cameroon

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.

Posted: June 9, 2009 12:50   Comments: 6
Pope claims condoms worsen AIDS crisis in Africa

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Pope claims condoms worsen AIDS crisis in Africa

Father Patrick Ryan of Fordham University discusses the significance of Pope Benedict XVI's trip to Africa and his statement that condom distribution doesn't help the HIV problem, but in fact worsens it.

Posted: March 17, 2009 13:54   Comments: 10
Fighting the stigma and treating HIV across South Africa

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Fighting the stigma and treating HIV across South Africa

Mobile testing units offer free test results and spread the message that living with HIV is not a death sentence, but a chronic disease.

Posted: February 24, 2009 18:44   Comments: 0
AIDS ravages 1,000 people per day in South Africa

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AIDS ravages 1,000 people per day in South Africa

Worldfocus correspondent Martin Seemungal explores the stigma and denial of AIDS in the province of KwaZulu-Natal, where the prevalence of AIDS is the highest in South Africa.

Posted: February 24, 2009 14:36   Comments: 2
India, China may boost President Bush’s legacy

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India, China may boost President Bush’s legacy

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.

Posted: January 16, 2009 23:49   Comments: 3

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