The National Press Foundation's Journalist to Journalist program is in Sydney, Australia at the 4th IAS Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention. We have brought 44 journalists from 30 countries here (bios here). We will post articles, blogs and other resources from the 4-day J2J program and then the 4-day IAS program below.
For a look at the human side of the HIV epidemic, we worked with a local group, People Living with HIV/AIDS New South Wales, to bring in two men who have been living with the virus for the past 20 plus years. Peter Schlosser (left) and Tim Alderton are two Sydney natives who have lived through the history of the epidemic since the beginning. They shared their stories with us and took questions from the journalists.
Part 1: Hedimo Santana of People Living with HIV/AIDS of New South Wales giving the organization's background.
Part 2: Peter Schlosser speaking about his experience living with HIV for the past 23 years.
Part 3: Tim Alderton speaking about being HIV positive.
Part 4: Journalists' Q&A session with Hedimo Santana, Peter Schlosser, and Tim Alderton.