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How has been your take on media coverage of AIDS @ 25

Coverage is too optimistic about the Now and Future
Coverage is too pessimistic about the Now and Future
Just right- fair and balanced - besides it's a historical look
Next week we'll be forgotten

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Offline Iggy

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Media coverage of the "25th Anniversary of AIDS"
« on: June 05, 2006, 03:53:30 pm »
« Last Edit: January 12, 2007, 09:52:05 pm by Iggy »

Offline scotslassie

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Re: Media coverage of the "25th Anniversary of AIDS"
« Reply #1 on: June 05, 2006, 04:21:52 pm »
I find the whole coverage of HIV/AIDS now a bit worrying tbh. I find its still based on people from third world countries and gay men. Imo it is sending out the wrong message to our youngsters, like its ok if you dont fall into these categories.

I also think not enough has been made of the possibility of finding a cure, of the new treatments available, about what groups are currently undergoing the most new infections etc

Offline Robert

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Re: Media coverage of the "25th Anniversary of AIDS"
« Reply #2 on: June 05, 2006, 10:54:44 pm »

Soothe the reader is right; setting the stage for the big "Take-Away" when Congress decides HAART is too expensive for a disease that is "manageable".


Offline DCGuy511

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Re: Media coverage of the "25th Anniversary of AIDS"
« Reply #3 on: June 06, 2006, 12:30:20 am »
I've been a little disappointed with the news coverage considering that this has been one of the most devastating diseases of all time. However, I just saw two excellent PBS programs. Frontline had a two part special. It definitely holds some people accountable from the Reagan administration. My TiVo screwed up, so I did not get to see the second part. I've ordered it on DVD but it will not be released until August.   The second special was narrated by Richard Gere and it focused on the history and challenges of find a vaccine.  I thought both programs were well-done and informative. I'm not sure that I agreed with everything said, but it was interesting nonetheless.
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Offline Iggy

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Re: Media coverage of the "25th Anniversary of AIDS"
« Reply #4 on: June 06, 2006, 09:04:54 am »
« Last Edit: January 12, 2007, 09:51:05 pm by Iggy »

Offline kcmetroman

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Re: Media coverage of the "25th Anniversary of AIDS"
« Reply #5 on: June 06, 2006, 10:36:43 am »
I am okay with the coverage.  I guess 25 years is a benchmark for all anniversaries.  Not a word will be spoken on the 26th year, however.  That bothers me.

Hope there is no golden anniversary

Offline Andy Velez

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Re: Media coverage of the "25th Anniversary of AIDS"
« Reply #6 on: June 06, 2006, 03:10:54 pm »
I'm a happy puppy whenever there is HIV/AIDS coverage, well almost always. Because sometimes it's so shallow and dumb it enrages me.

What I would like to see is ongoing coverage, period. Not just "happy 25th anniversary HIV AIDS" and then back to virtually nothing until the next great occassion.

That Times by the doctor was on the money. We need more of that all the time. There should be at least a weekly column every week in the Times.

For starters....that is.

Andy Velez


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