The death last week of banker Leo M. Bernstein took away a gentle man who loved journalists for all the right reasons -- they tell the truth. The Washington Post had a lengthy obit on September 1st which you can read here. Leo was a member of our board for many years, and was one of my earliest guides through the thicket of Washington journalism politics. He understood the dynamics of personal relationships, and the importance of thinking ahead of the curve. He understood that -- unlike real estate, or banking, the two fields in which he excelled -- journalism…
Since the completion of the J2J Global Media Training on HIV/AIDS prior to AIDS 2008, our fellows have published many articles on the topic. We'll continue to update the list of works as they become available. Take a look at what our J2J fellows have written: Sumita Thapar (India) has written a daily feature for the Deutsche Press Agency, including the following headlines: "Religion Acts as Barrier to HIV Prevention, Activists Say, " "Mexico's anti-homophobia campaign offers lessons to world, " and "Female condoms put HIV prevention in women's hands." Sumita's work is available here. Luisa Massarani's (Brazil) work covering…
The failure of complex and expensive vaccine trials in the fight against HIV/AIDS is, at the same time, an endorsement of the importance of the work of journalists. When there is no magic medical bullet against a disease, the “cure” is, naturally enough, avoiding the disease in the first place. That’s what we can help people do.
It is a topic that has come out of the closet, or the wallet or bureau drawer. It is not only in the dress, it IS the dress. Condoms, most commonly a thin sheath of latex intended to be used to prevent pregnancy or sexually transmitted diseases, have become a billboard of choice here at the XVII International AIDS Conference. There is the official AIDS 2008 condom which is handed on as a five-pack (and widely available around the massive Centro Banamex). They are labeled as a “COMMEMORATIVE CONDOM,” which would suggest you’re not supposed to use them (or at…
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