It is more than 30 years since the HIV virus was discovered by Nobel Prize-winning scientist Professor Françoise Barré-Sinoussi and her team.
December 1st, World AIDS Day, coincides with the birthday of Australia’s only LGBTI radio station, Melbourne’s Joy 94.9. In partnership with AIDS 2014 and Living Positive Victoria, Joy 94.9 will host an on-air and online 24 hour radio and web streaming extravaganza: World AIDS Day Worldwide.
At 6am AEDT on World AIDS Day, World AIDS Day Worldwide will go live and Joy 94.9 will have Professor Barré-Sinoussi on air to help launch the broadcast.
The 24 hour World AIDS Day Worldwide is a program linking science, politics and community. It is structured around 6 themes, each lasting for one hour, and repeated in cycles with different speakers and from different angles. The themes follow the five major themes for the plenary sessions at the AIDS 2014 conference, and include the sixth theme as a retrospective and celebration of Joy 94.9.
The themes are:
– Where are we now? LIVE at 6am, 12noon, 6pm and 12 midnight (AEDT)
– What’s holding us back? Live at 7am, 1pm, 7pm and 1am (AEDT)
– No one left behind. Live at 8am, 2pm, 8pm and 2am (AEDT)
– Stepping up the Pace. Live at 9am, 3pm, 9pm and 3am (AEDT)
– Where are we headed? Live at 10am, 4pm, 10pm and 4am (AEDT)
– 20 years of pure JOY. Live at 11am, 5pm, 11pm and 5am (AEDT)
The programme will connect internationally renowned experts in HIV medicine and science with local and diverse community leaders globally