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World AIDS Day

World AIDS Day, held annually on December 1st, is a day dedicated to raising awareness about AIDS and the spread of HIV infection. In conjunction with this day, SOAS Radio has produced two short podcasts which present research, views and work by those addressing HIV/AIDS around the world.

The song featured in SOAS World Aid’s Day 2014 podcasts is ‘The Firewood Collector’ by Ugandan guitarist and AIDS sufferer Bernard Kabanda (1959-1999).

Do you know the difference between HIV and AIDS? For World AIDS Day 2014, Jake Leyland dispels some misguided myhts and gives us some cold hard facts about HIV/AIDS. This podcast also discusses the fact that HIV/AIDS is the leading cause of death for women at a reproductive age and gives us an insight into what young students in London know and think about HIV/AIDS and women.

For World Aids Day 2014, Noura Abughris talks to Helen Kelly from the School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, who is conducting research on cervical cancer prevention among HIV-infected women in Africa.

For World AIDS Day 2013, Isaac Nii Kwartey Owoo reports from JT Live, a community radio station based in Jamestown Accra, Ghana. Isaac spoke to people on the streets of Jamestown in Ga-Mashie Accra about HIV and AIDS.

For World AIDS Day 2013, Isaac Nii Kwartey Owoo reports from JT Live, a community radio station based in Jamestown Accra, Ghana. Isaac spoke to people on the streets of Jamestown in Ga-Mashie Accra about HIV and AIDS. In this podcast Isaac summaries and translates the responses from Ga, into English.

World AIDS Day 2013: How Mainstream Economics Distracts from Addressing the Causes of HIV Transmission
French Translation by Zacharie Popov and Donato Mancini

World AIDS Day 2013: Increasing access to HIV care for children in Zimbabwe
French Translation by Raphael Godechot

World AIDS 2013: Increasing access to HIV care for children in Zimbabwe
Spanish Translation by Loreley Hahn

World AIDS Day 2013: Increasing access to HIV care for children in Zimbabwe
Chinese Translation by Yu Gong

World AIDS Day 2013: The Global Implications of the Criminalisation of HIV
French Translation by Raphael Godechot

World AIDS Day 2013: The Global Implications of the Criminalisation of HIV
Spanish Translation by Loreley Hahn

World AIDS Day 2013: The Global Implications of the Criminalisation of HIV
Chinese Translation by Xiaohang Cui

For World AIDS Day 2013, Anna Marry, the Communications Manager at London International Development Centre (LIDC) sits down with SOAS alum, Dr. Andy Guise, a research assistant in the Department of Social and Environmental Health Research at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and Margarita Dimova a SOAS PhD student in the department of Politics and International Studies at SOAS.

For World AIDS Day 2013, Kanishka Ratnayake for SOAS Radio took to the streets to ask people their thoughts on HIV awareness and whether they believe there is enough public knowledge of the disease. Respondents discuss possibilities of using the education system and the media to gain more publicity of the disease.

For World AIDS Day 2013, Boukje Boerstra of SOAS Radio joins Ken Shadlen, Reader in Development Studies at LSE and Ayaz Qureshi, teaching assistant at SOAS in the Department of Anthropology to discuss 'The Political Economy of AIDS: Problematising the Structural Drivers of HIV Transmission.'

For World AIDS Day 2013, Franza Drechsel for SOAS Radio sits down with Dr. Deborah Johnston, Reader in Development Economics at SOAS and Jason Hickel a Fellow in the Department of Anthropology at LSE.

For World AIDS Day 2013, Donato Mancini from SOAS Radio talks to Justin Harbottle, spokesperson for the Terrence Higgins Trust, a not-for-profit organisation based in the UK. The Trust has engaged in the fight against HIV since 1982.

For World AIDS Day 2013, Kashfia Arif from SOAS Radio introduces a discussion with Dr. Micheal Jennings about the criminalisation of HIV transmission around the globe.

For World AIDS Day 2013, Valerie Giesen from SOAS Radio sits down with Dr. Rashida Ferrand, from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine to discuss increasing access to HIV care for children in Zimbabwe.