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Crossroads radio show on celebrating life with HIV in the poor suburbs of Paris

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African immigrants in Europe [1] have seldom benefitted from AIDS prevention campaigns. In France, AIDS messages are reaching African immigrants via AIDS activists known as the Committee of Families. Radio France International’s Michel Arseneault caught up with them in a radio studio. Surviving AIDS is a weekly programme broadcast from a small, community-access radio station is produced by the Committee of Families, an immigrant rights group. It’s about living with the virus, loving with the virus, and having healthy children despite the virus. “It’s not a radio show about AIDS. It’s about speaking to the needs of people living with HIV,” explains Reda Sadki, who’s been the show’s host for more than a decade. Report by Michel Arseneault for Radio France International (RFI), first broadcast on 11 December 2006.