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AID Atlanta, the state’s largest HIV/AIDS service organization, has filed a lawsuit against the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

 

 

The group claims the federal agency’s decision to defund it threatens the delivery of services to the communities most at risk of getting the deadly virus: young, black, gay and bisexual men.

We sit down with Nicole Roebuck, the executive director of AID Atlanta, to talk about the lawsuit, infection rates in Atlanta, and lingering stigmas associated with the virus.

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The Centers For Disease Control and Prevention has made countless appearances on the big and small screen from the 1995 thriller “Outbreak” to an explosive debut on the first season of the hit show “The Walking Dead.”  GPB's Sean Powers walks us through some of the CDC’s most memorable roles and how the agency has been portrayed by Hollywood.  

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The Trump administration unveiled its proposed 2018 budget Thursday morning. Unsurprisingly, the budget calls for significant increases in military and border security spending while dramatically reducing the funding for a number of other government agencies.

Several of those cuts, including reductions at the Department of Health and Human Services, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Department of Housing and Urban Development, and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting will affect a variety of Georgia-based programs that receive federal funding.

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Atlanta is the fifth highest metro area for rates of new HIV diagnoses, but recent data shows annual infection rates in the state are dropping, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Repealing the Affordable Care Act could cost Georgia more than $20 million a year. It would also cost the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention nearly $900 million—12 percent of the agency’s budget.

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Doctor Tom Frieden was appointed by President Obama in 2009 to head the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Following President Trump’s inauguration two weeks ago, Frieden stepped down from the CDC. Tom Frieden joins us to talk about his work with the CDC, and what he hopes to see happen there moving forward.

Jimmy Carter Close To Guinea Worm Eradication

Jan 12, 2017
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Former President Jimmy Carter says that Guinea worm may soon be the second human disease eradicated in modern history. 

The Senate is expected to vote this afternoon on the 21st Century Cures Act. It is considered landmark legislation that would provide funding for research programs like Vice President Joe Biden’s moonshot against cancer.

It will also make significant changes in how drugs are tested and approved.

The act passed in the House overwhelmingly and is expected to easily pass the Senate as well.

CDC Study: Georgia Ranks High For Certain STDs

Oct 25, 2016
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In 2015, Georgia ranked sixth in the nation for the most reported chlamydia cases and seventh in reported gonorrhea cases according to the CDC Report of 2015 STD Statistics, released last week.

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have been under the leadership of Dr. Tom Frieden since 2009.  The CDC director has a long history as an advocate for public health.

He speaks with us about his agency’s work researching some of the latest global concerns including the Zika virus, ebola, HIV/AIDS, mental health and gun violence. 

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How does fear play into our understanding and awareness of CDC research?

Public Health And Public Trust

Jul 8, 2016
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Public health pandemics have captured all of our imaginations at one time or another. We take a look at some of the most persistent theories about outbreaks, government cover-ups and global health.  We speak with Georgia State University political scientist Sean Richey and Sinead Younge, psychology professor at Morehouse College, about trusting the government when wellness is at stake. 

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have been under the leadership of Dr. Tom Frieden since 2009.  The CDC director has a long history as an advocate for public health and he speaks with us about his agency’s work researching some of the latest global concerns including the Zika virus, ebola, HIV/AIDS, mental health and gun violence. 

 

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The Centers For Disease Control and Prevention has made countless appearances on the big and small screen from the 1995 thriller “Outbreak” to an explosive debut on the first season of the hit show “The Walking Dead.”  GPB's Sean Powers walks us through some of the CDC’s most memorable roles and how the agency has been portrayed by Hollywood.  

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention was created in Atlanta to fight malaria and other deadly illnesses around the world. The agency celebrates its 70th birthday this month and we start the celebration with a trip to the CDC's museum to learn more about its storied history.

We celebrate a landmark birthday of an important Georgia organization on today's show.  The Centers For Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta was founded 70 years ago. On this show, we revisit some of our best conversations about issues that the CDC studies -- like the harsh realities of secondhand smoke and the effectiveness of smoking regulations in Georgia.

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The director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says Atlanta's role as a hub for international travel doesn't make Georgia more vulnerable to the Zika virus.

Dr. Tom Frieden, Director of the CDC, told reporters Tuesday that any kind of travel poses a risk.