Monday, May 19, 2008

Today’s Video: The specter of AIDS in Jamaica

This Tuesday is a somber anniversary; twenty-five years ago, a French team of researchers published their findings of a “suspect virus” which would later be identified as AIDS. According to charity group AVERT, the stigma of AIDS persists in Latin America and the Caribbean with roughly 1.6 million people infected throughout the region.

The video clip below looks at the impact of HIV/AIDS in Jamaica. The video is based on a project form the Pulitzer Center which we mentioned last month.

Sources- The Latin Americanist, YouTube, AFP, AVERT

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