ABC7's Emmy award-winning public affairs show, "Beyond the Headlines," provides in-depth coverage of the topics and issues facing the people of the Bay Area. Throughout the year, "Beyond the Headlines" airs half-hour specials on issues, ranging from Bay Area housing to same-sex marriage.
BEYOND THE HEADLINES
June 27, 2010
Hosted by ABC7's Cheryl Jennings
This week's episode of "Beyond the Headlines" revisits the continual struggle against HIV/AIDS in our community. On Sunday, July 18th, thousands will gather in Golden Gate Park for the annual San Francisco AIDSWalk. It's been over 25 years since HIV was discovered to be the virus that causes AIDS. Today, while advancements have been made, HIV & AIDS are still a major health issue for thousands of Bay Area residents. In fact, California has the second highest rate of HIV/AIDS cases in the country.
With potential budget cuts looming for HIV/AIDS programs, there is major concern about California's continued overall health. Today we'll learn about some of the newest advances and challenges in the fight against HIV and AIDS. We'll hear from local residents who are living with HIV, using their personal experiences to improve the lives of others. And find out how the San Francisco AIDS Foundation, Project Inform, and Women Organized to Respond to Life-Threatening Diseases (WORLD) are all working hard to make sure that people dealing with HIV and AIDS have somewhere to turn.
The annual San Francisco AIDSWalk serves as a way for the entire Bay Area community to come together and make a difference. Whether you walk, donate, or just cheer people on, it's a fun way to take a stand against this epidemic. Studio Guests
Client, San Francisco AIDS Foundation
Vice President for Programs and Services, San Francisco AIDS Foundation
Dana Van Gorder
Executive Director, Project Inform
Executive Director, Women Organized to Respond to Life-Threatening Diseases (WORLD)
(510) 986-0340 www.womenhiv.org
Client, Women Organized to Respond to Life-Threatening Diseases (WORLD)
AIDSWalk San Francisco
(415) 615-WALK (9255) www.aidswalk.net
Gladstone Institute of Virology & Immunology, UCSF www.gladstone.ucsf.edu/gladstone/site/givi/
Get Screened Oakland
(510) 238-7070 www.getscreenedoakland.org Additional Resources
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