Closer Look: PrEP Access; ‘A Very Sordid Wedding’; And More

FILE - This Monday, May 26, 2006 file picture shows Gilead Sciences Inc.'s Truvada pill in their lab in Foster City, Calif. Two studies announced Wednesday, July 13, 2011 show the pill Truvada helped prevent the spread of the AIDS virus between heterosexual couples in Africa. The drug is already used to treat people with HIV. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma)
FILE - This Monday, May 26, 2006 file picture shows Gilead Sciences Inc.'s Truvada pill in their lab in Foster City, Calif. Two studies announced Wednesday, July 13, 2011 show the pill Truvada helped prevent the spread of the AIDS virus between heterosexual couples in Africa. The drug is already used to treat people with HIV. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma)
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Wednesday on “Closer Look with Rose Scott and Jim Burress”:

  • 0:00: Dr. David Holland, medical administration for Fulton County’s Department of Health and Wellness, talks about challenges in preventing new HIV diagnoses in terms of funding and access to care as part of “Closer Look’s” series “Ending HIV in Atlanta”;
  • 19:48: Darwin Thompson, executive director of NAESM, discusses PrEP, a pill that can prevent someone from contracting HIV, what’s being done to educate those at high risk, and what barriers prevent access to the medication;
  • 34:34: Writer and director Del Shores, producer and actor Emerson Collins, and actress Ann Walker talk about their new film, “A Very Sordid Wedding,” which had its Georgia premiere today and is a follow-up to the LGBT cult-classic, “Sordid Lives” starring Delta Burke, Bonnie Bedelia, and Olivia Newton-John.

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