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‘Take Note of HIV’: An Innovative New Tool For Journalists

As part of its ongoing commitment to support journalists and other media writing about HIV, the HIV & AIDS Media Project has developed and published a nifty little notebook.

The notebook is a tool designed to provide essential information on the medical and social aspects of HIV for the reporter on the run.

In a context where journalists are often left adrift in in the technically dense and socially complex topic of HIV, this little notebook is a journalist's best friend. Six easy to reference inserted pages tackle the technical aspects of the virus and feature practical tools for HIV reporting.

Information included in the notebook covers PMTCT; conception and HIV; how HIV treatment works and the regimens used in South Africa; HIV risk as it relates to certain groups; TB and TB treatment and traditional and medical male circumcision.

The information leaflets included in the printed notebook are also accessible through the HIV & AIDS Media Project's JournAIDS website.

Thus far the project has delivered 429 of the notebooks to various major publications and journalism training programmes in Johannesburg and Pretoria, these include 'the people's paper' the Daily Sun, the Mail&Guardian, the Avusa journalism training programme and Media24's journalism training programme. Download "Take Note of HIV"