May 2015

The Truth About AIDS

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BBC Health Check "grapples with health issues on a global scale, investigates discoveries and solutions in healthcare, and looks at how to deliver a healthier world." A powerful new radio series entitled, the “The Truth about AIDS," covers various aspects of the AIDS epidemic and how it has transformed since the 1980s. The first episode, hosted by NIAID Director Dr. Anthony Fauci features interviews with EGPAF’s Senior Technical Advisor Dr. Lynne Mofenson and EGPAF Ambassador Florence Ngobeni-Allen.

Listen to the full piece here

In this episode, Dr. Fauci looks back at the scientific breakthroughs, such as prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV,  that have transformed HIV/AIDS from a death sentence to a disease that can now be treated and prevented. Dr. Mofenson shares her perspective as a researcher on the 076 clinical trial which proved PMTCT was effective. Florence is featured as a woman who was able to access PMTCT services in order to have HIV-negative children.

“The Truth About AIDS” is a five-episode series that airs on Wednesdays on BBC Radio through June 3, 2015.