New Video Series Chronicles AIDS Epidemic in Tijuana

“HIV/SIDA: The Epidemic in Tijuana” focuses on UC San Diego researchers’ efforts to track and prevent the spread of HIV among the city’s most at-risk populations —

The new documentary “HIV/SIDA: The Epidemic in Tijuana” offers an unflinching look at the challenges facing researchers from the University of California, San Diego as they attempt to identify and treat people who inject drugs, sex workers, transgender women and others who are at high risk for HIV infection in Tijuana. The program, which was shot over two years, premieres Oct. 5 at 8 p.m. on UCSD-TV and can be viewed at … Read the full story from the UC San Diego Newsroom

The film features the efforts of Dr. Steffanie Strathdee, her Division of Global Public Health colleagues and a multidisciplinary, multinational team of medical professionals to trace and arrest the spread of AIDS in Tijuana.

Dr. Strathdee is Associate Dean of Global Health Sciences, Harold Simon Professor and Chief of the Division of Global Public Health at UC San Diego.

The four-part documentary, based on the book Tomorrow Is a Long Time by Malcolm Linton and Jon Cohen, premiered on UCSD-TV on October 5. It was supported by funding from the Ford Foundation.

Find more about the documentary here: HIV/SIDA: The Epidemic in Tijuana – UCSD-TV – University of California Television.

“Taking Control of Your Diabetes” Wins an Aurora Award for UCSD-TV

Dr. Steven Edelman“Taking Control of Your Diabetes,” a UCSD-TV series hosted by Dr. Steven Edelman, is one of two UCSD-TV programs to win an Aurora Award for outstanding quality this year. The weight management episode of the series won a Gold Award in the Fitness/Health category.

Steven V. Edelman, MD, pictured at left, is Professor of Medicine in the Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism.

Read the full story from UCSD-TV

In the Media: Dr. Steven Edelman

Dr. Steven Edelman is featured in the La Jolla Light story, “Revamped show premieres with insights on diabetes.” Through his nonprofit organization Taking Control of Your Diabetes in partnership with UCSD-TV, Dr. Edelman has developed a video series by the same name to help patients take an active part in managing their diabetes.

The first broadcast in the updated video series is June 24 at 8:00 pm on UCSD-TV.

Steven V. Edelman, M.D., is Professor of Medicine in the Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism and director of the Diabetes Care Clinic at the VA San Diego Healthcare System.