AIDS: Orphans, Marches and Reminders

AIDS awareness red ribbonFollowing up on past AIDS coverage such as the AIDS Conference 2008 and the World AIDS Day 2008, we bring you a video that shows the plight of orphans in South Africa whose parents have died from AIDS, the AIDS day celebrations in Bangladesh, a reminder from Mexico to get tested from SexualidadIntegral podcast and the AIDS impact report from the 2008 Conference in the Mexico City as well.

Panos London is an organization which promotes participation of community voices of poor and marginalized people in debates on international development issues. They have a series called Growing Pains which shows the lives of children orphaned due to AIDS and how they have to take up the burden of rearing their siblings and keeping the family together. The following video was produced using images taken in South African communities of the children, their families and their testimonies:In Bangladesh, celebrations followed the AIDS Day 2008 parades and marches. The following video of the march was recorded by bdaids
and is available on their site:The next video is the third installment of the Video Podcast by Sexualidad Integral in Mexico. Stop motion animation brings the message home that people shouldn't leave testing for later, that it should be done as soon as possible:

The AIDS 2008 Impact report which analyzes and reflects on key learning in the areas of epidemiology, basic and clinical research, biomedical prevention research, regional focus and an insight onto how AIDS 2008 and other international AIDS conferences have contributed to the global response towards the AIDS epidemic. We followed the Conference in this special feature section, and now you can download the report on the IAS Website or view it here.

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