Mapping the HIV/AIDS Epidemic

The first HIV diagnosis was made 30 years ago. Since then, it’s spread to epidemic proportions in the United States. As Fast Company writes, “it’s probably more prevalent in your neighborhood than you think.” To prove that point, the company profiles the creators of AIDSvu, an interactive map that shows a county-by-county breakdown of adults […]

Africa's Holy Healers

Saturday, July 31, 2010 9pm Producer: America Abroad Media Listen Again Sub-Saharan Africa is a religious place. It’s also riddled with disease. AIDS, malaria, and tuberculosis prey upon Africa’s faithful, often in the prime of their lives. And anemic public health systems can’t carry the cross. And so, into the valleys of death step medical […]

HIV/AIDS and Minorities in Kentucky

Seven percent of Kentucky’s population is African-American – but African-Americans made up 38% of newly-diagnosed AIDS cases in 2006. Over the past four years, Black men in the Commonwealth have been six times more likely to be diagnosed with AIDS than Caucasian men, and diagnosis rates for Black women were 15 times higher than for white women. The numbers for Latinos and other minority populations aren’t much better, and they’re reflective of a national imbalance. What is the root cause of this disparity, and what is being done to address the increasing numbers? Listen to the Show