Closer Look with Rose Scott

Closer Look: Preventing HIV In Atlanta; Billy Howard; And More

June 29, 2017

Thursday on “Closer Look with Rose Scott and Jim Burress”:

  • 0:00: As part of “Closer Look’s” special series “Ending HIV in Atlanta,” Rose Scott and Jim Burress host a roundtable on what are the barriers that keep HIV prevention efforts from being as effective as they can be in Atlanta. The hosts speak to Sister Love founder Dazon Dixon Diallo, Ponce de Leon Center medical director Dr. Wendy Armstrong and Dr. Patrick Sullivan, professor of Epidemiology at Emory University;
  • 24:46: Famed Atlanta photographer Billy Howard recounts some of the dying AIDS patients he photographed in the 1980s;
  • 34:06: Dr. Melanie Thompson, principal investigator of the AIDS Research Consortium of Atlanta and Chair of the Prevention and Care Committee of the Fulton County Task Force, Vision Church of Atlanta’s Bishop Oliver Clyde Allen III and the Atlanta Harm Reduction Coalition’s Dr. Mojgan Zare discuss what Atlanta can do to to address the barriers that prevent some people from not only seeking treatment but sustaining a healthy quality of life.

Bonus hour 

  • 1:11 “Closer Look” talked with Greg Smith, executive director Human Impact Project of Atlanta (HIPAtlanta), and Richard, an African American gay man living in Atlanta tells his story, as we look at African-American men who have sex with men.

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