The Fight Against AIDS in Africa

Panelists talked about the fight against AIDS in Africa. Topics included needle exchange campaigns, the state of AIDS awareness,… read more

Panelists talked about the fight against AIDS in Africa. Topics included needle exchange campaigns, the state of AIDS awareness, prevention, and treatment campaigns, and the progress of research. The role of political instability and poor economic development in the propagation of AIDS prevention campaigns was also discussed. One focus was Western misunderstandings about sexual practices in Africa. The panelists answered questions from members of the audience. The discussion, moderated by Jonathan Cohen of the Open Society Foundation, was one of the AIDS advocacy components of the Housing Works Bookstore’s 10th anniversary celebration.

Jonny Steinberg is the author of Sizwe’s Test: A Young Man’s Journey Through Africa’s AIDS Epidemic, published by Simon & Schuster. Helen Epstein is the author of The Invisible Cure: Why We Are Losing the Fight Against AIDS in Africa, published by Picador.  close

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The Fight Against AIDS in Africa

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Program ID:
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Public Affairs Event
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New York, New York, United States
First Aired:
Nov 10, 2008

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  • Nov 10, 2008 | 2:01am EST | C-SPAN 2
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