Beyond the Headlines

Show topic: HIV/AIDS

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

Jason Villalobos
Client, San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Bob Rybicki
Vice President for Programs and Services, San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Dana Van Gorder
Executive Director, Project Inform

Cynthia Carey-Grant
Executive Director, Women Organized to Respond to Life-Threatening Diseases (WORLD)
(510) 986-0340

Nilda Rodriguez
Client, Women Organized to Respond to Life-Threatening Diseases (WORLD)

Additional Information
AIDSWalk San Francisco
(415) 615-WALK (9255)


Gladstone Institute of Virology & Immunology, UCSF

Get Screened Oakland
(510) 238-7070

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