Extra! Extra! Foundation in the News on World AIDS Day
December 1, 2010
World AIDS Day is commemorated every year on December 1st. While we work hard all year round, this is a special opportunity to get the word out about this critical issue, let people know about our progress in eliminating pediatric AIDS, and how they can help.
We are pleased to share several news stories that feature the Foundation and our partners:
Tonight at 6 p.m. EST, Fox News is airing a special World AIDS Day story on their prime time show, “Special Report with Bret Baier
.” The piece, which will run about ten minutes, will include interviews with Bono, President George W. Bush, President Barack Obama and the Foundation’s Vice President of Research, Dr. Laura Guay
.These experts will take a look at how far we’ve come in the global fight against HIV/AIDS.
Dr. Laura Guay was also featured on Voice of America
in a story about the new UNAIDS Global Report and the progress made in preventing HIV infection from mothers to babies and the Foundation’s overall efforts.
Earlier today, Foundation Ambassador Ben Banks
did a live interview on WJLA’s sister station, TBD
, for their show “Let’s Talk Live.” He shared his inspiring personal journey with HIV and talked about the Foundation’s work worldwide. The show will be re-aired at 5 p.m. EST in the Washington, D.C. market, and will be streamed live on their website for those outside the viewing area. You can also watch the video below.
, son of Elizabeth Glaser, was featured on CNN
yesterday in their “The Human Impact” segment (video below). Jake talked to CNN’s Dr. Sanjay Gupta about growing up with HIV and what it means to carry on his mother’s legacy. The story, along with a blog from Jake, is featured on their website.
Finally, beautiful photography essays in the online editions of The Independent
(UK) and TIME Magazine
feature Foundation-supported programs in Zimbabwe
. These pieces highlight the successes of prevention of mother-to-child transmission programs, as well as their impact in helping to realize a generation free of HIV.
Make sure to tune in, log on, and tell your friends!
Stephanie Bowen is the Foundation's Director of Media Relations, based in Washington, D.C.