On the show, the host, Tariro Makanga, interviews people on a variety of issues including workplace policies on HIV/AIDS, access to treatment and addressing stigma and discrimination. A live studio audience is invited to join the discussion to share their experiences. The discussions are interspersed with poems and mini-dramas to highlight arising issues.
The show aims to kick-start discussions on HIV/AIDS issues and encourage families and communities to take action toward improving the quality of life for people infected and affected by
HIV/AIDS. The first programme of Perspectives featured a Zambian AIDS Activist, Richard Mgana. He described the impact of stigma and discrimination on the region's response to HIV/AIDS. A poem delivered by an actor, Jasen Mphepo highlighted the stigma felt by a person living with HIV/AIDS.
SAfAIDS, ZBC, Mighty Movies.
Tariro Makanga sent an e-mail to Soul Beat Africa on March 9 2005.