Frontline: The Age of AIDS

On PBS tonight, FrontLine will be showing the first of a two part series called “The Age of AIDS.”  If you are in the DFW area, this will be shown on KERA13 at 8PM.

More information can be found by clicking on the link (or on the the logo).  Also, to coincide with this program, the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) released its 2006 Report on the Global AIDS Epidemic earlier today.

While the report outlines some progress in the treatment of HIV/AIDS throughout the world, one area which is not improving is the level of HIV prevention education that is being made available to those at greatest risk.  One figure from the report, states that “only 9% of men who have sex with men received any type of HIV prevention service in 2005” – nine percent!  Education is an important – if not the most important – component of an effective treatment against the ongoing spread of HIV, so why is this number so low?