TEACHING KIDS ABOUT HIV/AIDS
Sesame Street is addressing the AIDS crisis in South Africa, where one in nine people is HIV-positive. Takalani Sesame the show's name there soon will introduce its first HIV-positive Muppet character, Reuters reports. The female character has no name or form yet, but will have "high self-esteem" and "be fully a part of the community." Sesame is considering bringing a similar character to its U.S. audience.