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Talking HIV in Jamaica

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Poet and writer Kwame Dawes travels to Jamaica to explore the experience of people living with HIV...

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A synthesis of video, photographs, poetry and music, all inspired by Kwame's reporting in Jamaica, can be found on the Emmy award-winning interactive site: www.livehopelove.com

As featured on "Foreign Exchange with Daljit Dhaliwal." A News and Politics editor's pick on YouTube, this video began airing on March 28, 2008.

Stigma and discrimination are fueling the HIV epidemic in the Caribbean. In Jamaica, those living with HIV often face social isolation and harassment.

Stigma also stops at-risk people from seeking information on prevention and testing, altering their sexual behavior, and accessing counseling, support groups and treatment.

In this video, Kwame Dawes talks about HIV-related stigma with people living with the disease and those at risk of contracting HIV.

An extended essay by Kwame Dawes on HIV/AIDS in Jamaica is featured in the Spring 2008 issue of the Virginia Quarterly Review.

Special Correspondent
Kwame Dawes

Co-Producers
Nathalie Applewhite
Stephen Sapienza

Videographers
Nathalie Applewhite
Doug Gritzmacher
Stephen Sapienza

Production Assistants
Janeen Heath
Chris Thompson
Glendon Asphal
Darren Scott

Produced by
Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting

As featured on "Foreign Exchange,"
an Azimuth Media Production

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