Media Examine HIV/AIDS Epidemic As U.N. Meeting Prepares To Convene

This week, political leaders will gather in New York at the U.N. High Level Meeting on AIDS to “frame the ongoing fight against HIV/AIDS,” Nature News reports. The article includes a Q&A with Anthony Fauci, head of the NIH National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, who “explains what scientists hope the U.N. meeting will achieve” (Hayden, 6/7).

PBS NewsHour on Tuesday examined who is most at risk of HIV/AIDS 30 years into the disease and also included an interview with Fauci and UNAIDS Executive Director Michel Sidibe (Suarez, 6/7).

And the Guardian opened an online discussion forum, asking readers if “we are likely to meet millennium development goal six,” which is to halt and begin to reverse the spread of HIV by 2015 (Cummins, 6/8). The Guardian also published an online interactive feature that includes the stories of people affected by HIV worldwide (6/8).