A new HIV study finds rate 40 percent higher than previously estimated

Tuesday, August 05, 2008

A new CDC study finds that the annual HIV infection rate is higher than previously estimated. The country had roughly 56,300 new HIV infections in 2006 — about a 40 percent increase from the 40,000 annual estimate used for the past dozen years. What do these new numbers mean for how the community handles AIDS prevention?
Guest: John Peller, Director of Government Relations, The AIDS Foundation of Chicago

Contributors:

Chelsea Merz

Comments [1]

Joyce Vaughn

As I listened carefully to this extremely important segment on previously underreported, high rates of hiv infection among african-americans in the u.s., I became increasingly annoyed with your guest. Your guest not only had difficulty speaking, but seemed unable to speak directly to the questions being asked by Adaora. I wanted the questions answered, instead I heard pauses and generalities. Perhaps he was the wrong interviewee for such an important task; maybe he was nervous. For sure, the segment left me feeling irritated.

I like this program very much -- particularly John and Adaora. While the delivery of information has smoothed since the first programs, the time to respectfully cover the topics your choose to cover is short. The program still feels rushed, with frequent abrupt endings to discusions. Maybe fewer news items with more well-rounded, indepth coverage is the answer? If not, you folks need more airtime! Thanks.

Aug. 06 2008 06:56 AM

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