Closer Look: A Roundtable Discussion on the History and Future of Preventing HIV; Famed Atlanta Photographer Billy Howard

Candace Wheeler 09/27/19

11:15 - Georgia leads the nation in rates of new HIV infections. And while progress has been made over the decades, health officials and outreach advocates say there’s still much more work to be done. Why are new infection rates still high for certain populations? And, what can be done to prevent this? Today, experts and advocates including Dr. David Malebranche, Associate Professor from the Morehouse School of Medicine; Nicole Roebuck, Executive Director AID Atlanta and Olivia Chelko, Vice President of Communications/Development, from Positive Impact Health Centers, join Closer Look in studio for a roundtable discussion.

43:19: Famed Atlanta photographer Billy Howard recounts some of the dying AIDS patients he photographed in the 1980s. We revisit this segment, which originally aired in 2017.  Listen HERE

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In Long Walk To Raise Awareness About AIDS, Why Things Had To Change
(Atlanta Journal-Constitution by Gracie Bonds Staples)

After my more than 40 years of reporting and writing for daily newspapers, few things shock me. This little nugget did: 21% of all new HIV diagnoses in 2017 were among young people aged 13-24, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

While I say little, if you’re a parent or just care about kids, that’s got to be extremely disturbing, but it gets even worse. That same year, 73 children under the age of 13 received a diagnosis of perinatally acquired HIV in this country; among the more than 38,700 new HIV diagnoses, 8,164 were in the 13-to-24 age group.

If you were puzzled by the new party atmosphere Sunday at the annual AIDS 5K run and walk at Piedmont Park, this ought to explain it. The need to reach this population is critical.


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