Closer Look: World AIDS Day; Needle Exchanges; And More | WABE 90.1 FM

Closer Look: World AIDS Day; Needle Exchanges; And More

Dec 1, 2016

Thursday on "Closer Look with Rose Scott and Jim Burress":

  • 0:00: Rose Scott and Jim Burress give a news brief on the announcement of Deputy Chief Erika Shields as Atlanta’s new Chief of Police;
  • 0:55: Jeff Graham, executive director of Georgia Equality and Sequoia Ayala, policy and advocacy fellow at SisterLove, talk about local efforts to change the national dialogue on the criminality of HIV;
  • 20:47: Dr. Carlos Del Rio, chair of the Department of Global Health at the Rollins School of Public Health, talks about what 30 years of local research has meant for the fight for the cure;
  • 36:02:  Cyprian Wejnert, lead author of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s report on HIV and needle exchanges, talks about how the opioid epidemic has increased the risk of HIV through unsafe needle injections.

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