KQED’s ‘Health Dialogues’ Features Discussion of HIV/AIDS Transmission, Prevention
KQED's "Health Dialogues" -- a live, monthly call-in program sponsored by the California Endowment to examine health care issues in the state -- on Thursday will begin airing on public radio stations statewide a discussion about the transmission of HIV. The program will focus on the increasing number of HIV infections among men who have sex with men and blacks and efforts to prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS.
Guests scheduled to appear on the program include:
- Harold Atkins, president of the board of Centerforce, an HIV prevention and education program at San Quentin State Prison;
- Cynthia Davis, director of HIV education and outreach programs at Charles Drew University of Medicine and Science;
- Juan Ruiz, chief of the HIV/AIDS epidemiology branch of the Department of Health Services' Office of AIDS; and
- Michael Siever, director of the Stonewall Project, a San Francisco program addressing safety issues among MSM and methamphetamine users (Shafer, "Health Dialogues," KQED, 6/23).