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April 4, 2001

Satellite Broadcast on HIV Prevention

JAMA. 2001;285(13):1700. doi:10.1001/jama.285.13.1700-JWR0404-5-1

MMWR. 2001;50:125

"The Impact of Stigma on HIV Prevention Programs," a satellite broadcast, is scheduled for Wednesday, April 25, 2001, from 1-3 p.m. eastern time. CDC and the Public Health Training Network are co-sponsoring this forum, which will focus on the impact of stigma on health and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) prevention efforts, and how public health programs may send mixed messages that contribute to stigma. Presentations and interviews will provide an update on public health resources and innovative strategies to reduce or eliminate stigmatizing attitudes.

This broadcast is designed for organizations and persons who provide HIV prevention, including health departments, HIV prevention community planning groups, national and regional minority organizations, community-based organizations, and health-care providers. Viewers can fax questions and comments before and during the broadcast.

Additional information for organizations and potential viewers is available through the World-Wide Web site,, and CDC's Fax Information System, telephone (888) 232-3299 ([888] CDC-FAXX), by entering document number 130036 and a return fax number. Organizations setting up viewing sites are encouraged to register online or by fax as early as possible so that viewers can access information about viewing locations when visiting the web site or calling the information line.