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Leonard Lopate - AIDS: Then & Now

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In 1987, The Leonard Lopate Show produced a five-part series looking at the AIDS pandemic from all angles, just as the disease began to wreak havoc in New York City and across the country. We’ll revisit the issues we discussed 1987 with leading researchers and activists on the frontlines and look at how day-to-day life with HIV is different in 2010.

In 1987, The Leonard Lopate Show produced a five-part series looking at the AIDS pandemic from all angles, just as the disease began to wreak havoc in New York City and across the country. We’ll revisit the issues we discussed 1987 with leading researchers and activists on the frontlines and look at how day-to-day life with HIV is different in 2010.
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New York, NY

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WNYC

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In 1987, The Leonard Lopate Show produced a five-part series looking at the AIDS pandemic from all angles, just as the disease began to wreak havoc in New York City and across the country. We’ll revisit the issues we discussed 1987 with leading researchers and activists on the frontlines and look at how day-to-day life with HIV is different in 2010.

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English

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WNYC Radio PO Box 1550 New York, NY 10116-1550 646-829-3985


Episodes

HIV and the World

6/28/2010
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In the final edition of our five-part series AIDS: Then & Now, we look at HIV around the World, and discuss how the virus has transformed lives all over the globe. Plus we’ll look at places where infection rates are changing: either raising or falling. We're joined by: Dr. Gottfried Hirnschall, Director of the HIV Department of the World Health Organization; Dr. Chris Beyrer, Professor, Department of Epidemiology at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health; and Gilles Van Cutsem,...

Duration:00:36:16

HIV and NYC

6/25/2010
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The latest installment of our five-part series AIDS: Then & Now, Dr. Monica Sweeney, Assistant Commissioner of the Bureau of HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control at the NYC Health Department, and Susan M. Chambré, Professor of Sociology, Baruch College, CUNY, and author of Fighting for Our Lives: New York’s AIDS Community and the Politics of Disease, discuss how the demographics of HIV have changed in New York City, and how the virus has changed the city’s cultural and political landscape. How...

Duration:00:32:12

Day-to-Day Life with HIV/AIDS

6/23/2010
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Over the past two decades, day-to-day live for HIV-positive individuals has changed dramatically—mostly due to a greater understanding of the virus and a powerful drug cocktail. Dr. David Ho, Scientific Director of the Aaron Diamond AIDS Research Center and one of the developers of the HIV drug cocktail, talks about the science of fighting HIV. We’ll also speak to Jim Lister, a client of Gay Men’s Health Crisis, who has lived with HIV since 1989 and to Tyrell, a client of the Ali Forney...

Duration:00:34:37

Ethical Implications of HIV/AIDS

6/21/2010
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We continue our five part series AIDS: Then & Now with a look at how ethical issues around the virus have and have not changed over the decades. We’ll talk with Dr. Robert Klitzman, Director of the Ethics and Policy Core of the HIV Center at Columbia University, about why a number of states have statutes criminalizing HIV transmission and the recent court ruling which upholds the ban on gay men donating blood. We continue our five part series on HIV/AIDS with a look at how ethical issues...

Duration:00:32:45

25+ Years of HIV/AIDS Research

6/18/2010
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In the last quarter century, research into HIV—the virus that causes AIDS—has come a long way, but not far enough. Dr. Jay A. Levy, Director of the Laboratory for Tumor and AIDS Virus Research at the University of California, San Francisco, and Dr. Robert C. Gallo, Director of the Institute of Human Virology and Division of Basic Science at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, discuss the historical scientific breakthroughs, what the latest research is finding, and how far we have...

Duration:00:35:25