'AC:360' to air special on AIDS in America
January 11th, 2011
01:25 PM ET

'AC:360' to air special on AIDS in America

To mark the 30th anniversary of the first AIDS diagnosis, CNN’s "Anderson Cooper 360°" will dedicate a special hour to AIDS in America.

"Hope Survives: 30 Years of AIDS," airing January 14 at 9 p.m. E.T., will focus on the role that stigma continues to play in the global spread of HIV, explore how education can ensure an HIV-free future generation, and examine the latest medical breakthroughs.

Sir Elton John will discuss the Elton John AIDS Foundation's work to end the disease, and celebrities including Susan Sarandon, Sharon Stone, Barry Manilow, Margaret Cho and Kareem Abdul Jabbar will share the "Deciding Moment" that changed how they think about AIDS and inspired them to get involved with the cause.

“I’m deeply grateful to CNN and Anderson Cooper for focusing a special hour of programming to bring attention to the continuing impact of HIV/AIDS, not only internationally, but also right here in the United States,” said Elton John. “We’ve all become way too complacent about a deadly epidemic that is only getting bigger, especially when we already have creative readily accessible prevention methods that we know to be highly effective at curtailing  the spread of this disease right now.”

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  2. Tandra

    Amazing stuff,Thanks so much for this!That is very hpfulel post for me. This will absolutely going to support me in my projects .

    February 13, 2012 at 6:12 pm | Report abuse |
  3. CG Wilkerson

    Indy Daddy. Watch Brent Leung’s movie House of Numbers.
    The few doctors and virologists mention in my initial comment are internationally known and well respected, and some are pioneers in their professions, just GOOGLE their names.
    The intent of my comment was to question why AC did not offer or even mention that there are growing opposing views from internationally known and respected doctors and virologists that challenge the official HIV causes AIDS.

    January 17, 2011 at 2:22 am | Report abuse |
  4. PRH

    I read about the piece the day after it aired. Is it available online or will it be aired again?

    January 16, 2011 at 10:33 am | Report abuse |
  5. DJH

    Unfortunately I missed the airing....anyone know if it will be re-aired?

    January 14, 2011 at 11:51 pm | Report abuse |
  6. CG Wilkerson

    I like the balance reporting that is usually illustrated on your program via the guests that have different opinions on the topic that are discussed.
    After hearing your HIV/AIDS segment, I was disappointed that you did not have any doctors that on your program that offer a different opinion on HIV and AIDS.
    Neither did you address that there is a growing number of HIV/AIDS researchers that no longer believe that HIV is the cause of AIDS.
    Professor Peter H. Duesberg, David Rasnick, PHD, Dr. Kary Mullis, and Dr. Heinz Lugwig Sanger, just to name a few, offer a different opinion on the relationship between HIV and AIDS.
    The movie House Of Numbers is also a good source of information.

    January 14, 2011 at 10:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • Indy Daddy

      There are no reputable physicians that believe HIV is not the cause of AIDS. Nearly all the activists that pushed this misinformation, that were infected with HIV have since died from AIDS. It is an absolute shame the this nonsense is still being perpetuated. As a physician and a person with HIV, who nearly died before the new and highly effective HIV medications became available I can personally attest that the HIV medications worked like a miracle and I am alive today only because I was lucky enough to survive until the medications became available. Those who claim HIV does not cause AIDS have absolutely no credibility in the world of science or medicine. They are very akin to those who continued to claim the world was flat even after proof that it was round. HIV is the cause of AIDS.

      January 16, 2011 at 6:53 pm | Report abuse |
  7. bea

    GOOGLE Origin of AIDS: The Polio Vaccine (CBC 'Witness', 2004)

    January 14, 2011 at 7:53 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Victor

    This is ridiculous, but makes a whole lot of sense because it moves us closer to getting the cure. But it's slim, the opportunity

    January 14, 2011 at 6:24 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Maria Mejia

    I am so glad about this show tomorrow night! I got infected as a teen I have been hiv/Aids for 20 years..and that is why it's time to show my face to take the stigma away! love and light Maria

    January 13, 2011 at 8:11 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Yolanda

    I wish the special would cover Latinos in the US and AIDS.

    January 13, 2011 at 2:49 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Korrin

    WTG to all the survivors! i am one of those and so is my hubby! thank you to everyone is there help to STOP AIDS and help those in need! Keep fighting!!

    January 13, 2011 at 9:46 am | Report abuse |
    • Niall

      Awesome weabpge, I'm going on the road to tell every one my friends a propos this! Wow, recognition again.

      February 13, 2012 at 4:58 am | Report abuse |
  12. Koge

    Aids is real, even in America. We are a global village hence its not confined to the the so-called 'dark continent'

    January 12, 2011 at 8:38 am | Report abuse |
  13. Gail Word Up

    This is needed for many have forgotten about HIV and feel it exist no longer. It is scary how some do not feel the need to us protected and youth often feel it is a disease long gone. Thanks for the wake up call.

    January 12, 2011 at 5:52 am | Report abuse |
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    January 11, 2011 at 9:33 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Victor Mooney

    It's still an issue. That's why next month I begin a transatlantic row from Africa to New York's Brooklyn Bridge to encourage HIV testing and prevention. This will be my third and final attempt. You can follow me at http://www.goreechallenge.com

    January 11, 2011 at 5:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • Lisa Samuels

      You'll make...just like your ancestors did...and hundreds of thousands will learn of their HIV status. Amoul Bayi – Never Give Up!

      January 11, 2011 at 9:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • Su-Ping

      You'll make...just like your ancestors did...and hundreds of thousands will learn of their HIV status. Amoul Bayi – Never Give Up!

      January 11, 2011 at 9:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • Rei

      WHO DYU THINK YU R? WE AFRICANS AINT FOOLS! Nairobi, Kenya 2540720654066

      January 14, 2011 at 6:20 pm | Report abuse |
  16. Yajaira

    Nice to see that their will be a focus on AIDS in America. I believe that the current stigma is that its a problem in underdeveloped countries, but the reality is that its a problem no matter where you live. We as a society need to be more open about taking about STD's and preventive methods.

    January 11, 2011 at 4:37 pm | Report abuse |
  17. Debbie

    Special to air Friday night.

    January 11, 2011 at 2:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • Gustavo

      You may pilbossy have unpleasant part results if you quit taking this treatment suddenly.

      February 13, 2012 at 2:59 pm | Report abuse |

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