Africa / Health / International News

AIDS pageant in Uganda seeks to stem stigma, discrimination

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — When she was younger, Tryphena Natukunda’s mother discouraged her from swallowing her antiretroviral medicines among strangers or even distant relatives. Because the girl had AIDS, which can fuel stigmatization and invite harsh judgment, the mother wanted her daughter’s condition kept a secret within the family. Yet as she grew older, Natukunda, … Continue reading

AIDS pageant in Uganda seeks to stem stigma, discrimination
Africa

AIDS pageant in Uganda seeks to stem stigma, discrimination

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — When she was younger, Tryphena Natukunda’s mother discouraged her from swallowing her antiretroviral medicines among strangers or even distant relatives. Because the girl had AIDS, which can fuel stigmatization and invite harsh judgment, the mother wanted her daughter’s condition kept a secret within the family. Yet as she grew older, Natukunda, … Continue reading

Brooke Burke-Charvet to co-host Miss America pageant
Celebrities / TV

Brooke Burke-Charvet to co-host Miss America pageant

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Brooke Burke-Charvet, the actress, entrepreneur and fitness guru, will co-host the 2016 Miss America pageant next month. The Miss America Organization announced Friday that Burke-Charvet will join Chris Harrison on the nationally televised broadcast from Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall on Sunday, Sept. 13 on ABC. “It’s always impressive and inspiring … Continue reading