Monday, September 12, 2011

ABC 20-20 reports on heterosexual HIV transmission in Texas

On Sunday night, Sept. 11, 2011, ABC 20-20 broadcast an important report ("How Women United to Stop HIV-Positive Man") on a case in Texas of a number of women who were infected with HIV by a man who did not tell them he was infected and who now faces 45 years in prison in Texas.  The show points out that CDC now reports that 25% of all new HIV cases are female, and that women get HIV infection more readily from men than men from women. (Ironically, the religious right had tried to make a lot of the latter observation in Texas in the mid 1980s when it tried but failed to pass a draconian anti-gay law; I was living in Dallas then.)  The convict is Phillippe Padieu.  The show interviews a number of the women affected.

ABC also broadcast the one hour “Remembrance and Renewal: Ten Years after the 9/11 Attacks”, with the entire episode available for “free” re-viewing  here  (limited commercials at beginning).  Remember, Herman Wouk had titled his WWII epic "War and Remembrance", on ABC television in the 1990s (after "The Winds of War").   But the Bush-Obama War was not fought by everyone.   

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