United Nations, August 2012 – Thirty years on from the outbreak of the epidemic, the face of HIV and AIDS in America has changed. Black American men are now infected at a rate six times higher than white men, while women from ethnic minorities are at increased risk. It’s especially difficult in the nation’s rural areas where access to treatment is often a challenge. We take you to one of the poorest states in America, Louisiana … 21st Century, Episode #69 script (pdf): www.un.org
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In 1984 we were told that HIV was the cause of AIDS. In his provocative documentary film, “Deconstructing the Myth of AIDS,” Gary Null, Ph.D., challenges virtually every statement ever made by the American medical industrial complex on the virus – including those of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the National Institute for Health (NIH) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). While presenting the findings of Nobel Prize-winning scientists and leading virologists, the film exposes the political maneuvering, conspiracies and cover-ups that have provided obstacles to the study of this human catastrophe from the start. While presenting the findings of Nobel Prize-winning scientists and leading virologists, the film exposes the political maneuvering, conspiracies and cover-ups that have provided obstacles to the study of this human catastrophe from the start. For example, there are experts who believe that AIDS is the result of multiple factors, including drug use, stress and nutritional deficiency, but that government agencies made a politically strategic decision to de-emphasize these hypotheses and thus discourage certain researchers and their funding. Meanwhile, AZT, an infamously failed treatment for cancer, and now the primary FDA-approved approach to treating AIDS, is highly toxic and can produce the very symptoms of the illness it is prescribed to treat. “Deconstructing the Myth of AIDS” goes beyond medicine and science to question the very …
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Multiple-Grammy award winner Alicia Keys discusses her passion for the AIDS cause and her involvement with Keep a Child Alive, a foundation which pushes for universal on-the-spot AIDS treatment and supports programmes across Africa and India. Plus, former lion owner John Rendall talks about a recent video that went viral on Youtube showing him and his friend Ace Berg re-visiting Christian, a pet lion they raised as a cub before it was released into the wild in Kenya more than 40 years ago.
Participants at a world Aids conference in Mexico are calling on Iran to release from detention two doctors known for their pioneering work on HIV/AIDS. Human rights groups have claimed the two brothers, Arash and Kamiar Alaei, have been imprisoned. Aids has long been a taboo topic in Iran, where the stigma of the virus makes it difficult for people to seek treatment. But as Ali Reza Ronaghi reports things are starting to change.