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Mrs. M

A narrative of family, faith and fortitude in the face of HIV and poverty in Haiti.

More Than Survivors

Despite the strong stigma associated with HIV/AIDS in Haiti, three courageous individuals share stories of persistence and faith about those living and working with the disease.

Joel Sainton

In Haiti, an HIV-positive preacher shares his story of adversity and faith, creating a support network for HIV/AIDS patients. "God gave me a blessing because he gave me a mission among those who are infected."

Suffering

HIV/AIDS sufferers in earthquake-ravaged Haiti exemplify human resilience, coping with their conditions through means both earthly and heavenly.

The Question of Survival

A Haitian woman, pregnant and infected with HIV, risks spreading the disease to a new partner in order to secure financial stability. Unfortunately, this is not an uncommon story.

A Superstar is a Superstar (with video)

As Wyclef Jean appeals the decision barring him from Haiti's presidential race, some Haitians suggest he should use his wealth to help those in immediate need.

The Girls in the Tent

For HIV orphans, Haiti's earthquake represents one blow in a painful series of deaths and destruction.

The Invisible face of AIDS, American University, 10/2/08

American University will be holding a program titled "The Invisible Face of AIDS". The forum will have personal accounts of people who face ostracism because the are HIV-positive or have full blown AIDS. Through these personal accounts, the organizing party hopes to enlighten people of the discrimination that takes place in health care, educational insitutions and even with in peoples' families.

Pulitzer Center seeks University partnerships for HOPE!

HOPE: Living and Loving with HIV in Jamaica, a multimedia reporting project by the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, offers undergraduate and graduate students a unique opportunity to explore the issues of stigma, discrimination and HIV/AIDS across disciplines that encompass public health policy, journalism, interactive web design, education, music and poetry.

FEATURED DIALOGUE: HIV/AIDS Prevention - August 20 - 26

Nathalie Applewhite, the Pulitzer Center's Associate Director, will lead online discussions from August 20 - 26 on HIV prevention as part of a New Tactics in Human Rights internet dialogue. New Tactics is an organization dedicated to innovative approaches to human rights issues. Applewhite is one of seven Featured Resource Practicioners who will lead discussions on innovative ways to engage the topic of HIV/AIDS prevention. The other practicioners include:

Antigone Barton granted National Press Foundation AIDS fellowship

The National Press Foundation recently awarded the Palm Beach Post's Antigone Barton a fellowship to attend the International AIDS Conference in Mexico City from August 3 to August 8.

Barton, who reported on Heroes of HIV: HIV in the Caribbean for the Pulitzer Center, is among 60 NPF fellows attending the conference and its Journalist to Journalist HIV/AIDS Training session, which will train reporters on the ethical implications and requirements of HIV/AIDS reporting.

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Antigone Barton attends International AIDS Conference

The National Press Foundation recently awarded the Palm Beach Post's Antigone Barton a fellowship to attend the International AIDS Conference in Mexico City from August 3 to August 8.

Barton, who reported on Heroes of HIV: HIV in the Caribbean for the Pulitzer Center, is among 60 NPF fellows attending the conference and its Journalist to Journalist HIV/AIDS Training session, which will train reporters on the ethical implications and requirements of HIV/AIDS reporting.

"House Call in Hell" to be featured at Silverdocs

"House Call in Hell," a video examining overcrowding, poor sanitation and disease in Haiti's National Penitentiary, has been selected as one of the five short documentaries from the online Current Rocks SilverDocs contest to be screened at the 2008 SilverDocs Film Festival, hosted by the American Film Institute and the Discovery Channel.

The annual documentary festival honors excellence in international filmmaking and will be held at the AFI Silver Theatre in Silver Spring, Maryland, from June 16-23.

Hope: The Performance

In 2007 Ghanaian-Jamaican writer Kwame Dawes embarked on a research trip to Jamaica to explore the experience of people living with HIV/AIDS and to examine the ways in which the disease was shaping their lives.

Dawes responded to this experience through poems that capture the rich humanity of those he met and the complex emotions that come from contending so intimately with issues of mortality, stigma and grace. Dawes and his long-time collaborator, composer Kevin Simmonds, set the poems to music that showcases the spirit of Dawes's work.