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Season 2006 Episode 1204

Women and the Fight Against AIDS

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Women and the Fight Against AIDS
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The Crisis at 25: Women and the Fight Against AIDSTo recognize World AIDS Day and the 25th anniversary of the first HIV/AIDS diagnosis, the World Affairs Council welcomes Dr. Helene Gayle, President and CEO of CARE, and one of the world's foremost authorities on the HIV/AIDS pandemic, to discuss the impact of HIV/AIDS on women.As a doctor with global experience in HIV and AIDS, a woman of color and a well traveled and well informed citizen, Dr. Gayle is in a unique position to speak about the impact of AIDS on women and what must be done to stop this trend. She speaks to how average US citizens can help women around the world overcome these vulnerabilities through a comprehensive response that empowers women. Dr. Gayle argues that women and girls must be at the forefront of preventing and treating the disease, not only because they are disproportionately infected and affected by HIV and AIDS, but also because their potential to bring about social change is powerful. - World Affairs Council of Northern CaliforniaThe World Affairs Council was founded in 1947 out of the interest generated by the founding of the United Nations in San Francisco in 1945. With over 10,000 members, they are the largest international affairs organization on the west coast.moreless
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