Thursday, May 7, 2009

HIV/AIDS Plays on in America...(Audio)

Produced by Charlotte Robinson

If HIV/AIDS was getting as much attention around the world as Swine Flu maybe we would be further along on the cure. In this audio interview, Emmy Award winning Producer & Gay Activist Charlotte Robinson chats with Keith Orr of AIDS Action Committee in Boston about the present HIV/AIDS situation in America & their annual AIDS walk fundraiser that takes place Sunday. June 7th. AIDS Action Committee provides free confidential services to 2,500 men, women & children living with HIV/AIDS. Founded in 1983, AIDS Action Committee of Massachusetts is a non-profit, community-based health organization whose mission is to stop the HIV/AIDS epidemic by preventing new infections & optimizing the health of those already infected. Keith Orr is also the well-known Boston radio Co-Host of WFNX Radio's award-winning "One in Ten," the nation's first LGBT radio program. Orr joined AIDS Action Committee as Marketing Manager, focused on increasing visibility & support for agency initiatives to gay men. According to Orr there is a significant rise in new infections among young gay men & many new cases of HIV /AIDS in America are occurring amongst young Afro American males who do not identify being gay but instead as MSM, men who have sex with men. Interestingly, Obama recently named Dr Eric Goosby as the new U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator. Goosby, who is straight & Afro American replaces gay physician Mark Dybul, who was appointed by President George W. Bush & who has been credited with putting in place the multi-billion dollar U.S. Global AIDS program initiated by Bush & approved by Congress. For more information about the Boston AIDS Walk: aidswalkboston.org

No comments: