HIV/AIDS – The Beginning of the End

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After 30 years of reporting on HIV/Aids, public interest has waned. Compassion fatigue has set in. This story examines five different aspects of the pandemic, bringing a new perspective to the debate about what progress has been made.

  • €15,000 Budget in Euros
  • 2013-10-01 Final release date
  • Round winner
  • 5 Locations
  • 4 Durations in months

After 30 years of reporting on HIV/Aids, public interest has waned. Compassion fatigue has set in. Yet public engagement is more important than ever for the political and financial support necessary to defeat the pandemic.

This week-long series, reporting from five countries in sub-Saharan Africa, examines five different aspects of the pandemic, bringing a new perspective to the debate about what progress has been made and what remains to be done. It examines five key issues: the use of condoms, the prevalence of sex networks, the role of male circumcision, the provision of ARV drugs and HIV testing, and the protection of children. It will do so in five key countries – Uganda, Kenya, Malawi, Zambia, and South Africa. On the sixth and final day, a concluding piece based on expert analysis of the main themes wraps up the series.

Its focus is on prevention and it asks what we have learned in the last 30 years and how the lessons are being put into practice. It will serve as an audit of the past and a route map for the future. It includes interviews with patients and providers, funders and families, politicians and practitioners, city residents and rural dwellers.

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