June 1, 2006

AIDS in Idaho

Twenty-five years ago, doctors from the Center for Disease Control described a lethal new virus now known as AIDS. Since then 25 million people worldwide have died and 40 million more are infected. While there is an effective treatment for HIV and AIDS, the epidemic and its aftermath are still very much with us today.

What challenges do Idahoans with this disease face? Are current prevention programs enough? Joan Cartan-Hansen and her guests, Duane Quintana, a.l.p.h.a. Founder, and Alfredo Hernandez, a social work case manager, update us on the state of AIDS in Idaho.