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AIDS in Kentucky Part 1 (#109)

The program focuses on the disproportionately high HIV/AIDS infection rates of African Americans. Renee and her guests examine the “down low” phenomenon—men in ostensibly monogamous, heterosexual relationships who have sex with other men—and how this may impact infections among these men and their female partners.

Also addressed are myths about who gets the disease. One of Renee’s guests, Annette Brooks, is a 47-year-old, well-educated, black professional woman infected by a former spouse who abused drugs. She discusses her personal struggle with HIV and her work to prevent other women from suffering the same fate. Other guests include Mark Johnson of the Lexington-Fayette County Health Department and AIDS Volunteers of Lexington.

Experts offer information about testing options and treatment advancements.

Air Dates

Saturday, May 6, 2006 at 5:00/4:00 pm CT on KET