This short film raises important questions that everyone can relate to, especially regarding our very own sex lives and the risks we might have taken in the heat of the moment. Let's just be real, if we're talking about sex, we have all taken risks for one reason or another. After taking those risks, it gets us thinking about what some of the consequences of those actions might be; relationship conflicts, intensity of emotional feelings, maybe pregnancy and even possibly contracting a Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD), like HIV. HIV is still a taboo subject for so many people and because of stigma many people still don't like discussing how HIV truly effects every single one of us and the communities we live in. Since HIV has no boundaries, prevention must start with YOU!
This dramatic short film follows four characters, all from different walks of life, as they get tested for HIV. It shows the events of why they decide to go get tested, the thoughts that run through their minds as they wait for their results, and how they decide to live their lives after they find out their results.
If you have questions about getting tested for HIV, check out this website. To find free and confidential HIV/STD testing sites near you, check out the local testing info page. For more information about safer sex and how you can prevent the spread of STDs, check out this informative page and to find out where you can get free condoms, view this map.
The premiere of this film will be in downtown Raleigh at Club 313. Admission is $5.00 which will help with post-production costs and film-festival entry submissions. There will be two separate premiere dates:
Wednesday, Jan 25
Doors open: 8pm
Event begins: 9pm
Sunday, Jan 29
Doors open: 5pm
Event begins: 6pm
If you want more information about the film, please visit the film's Facebook page to get the most up to date information. There are even behind the scene videos of the filming you can watch. The film is sponsored by Alliance of AIDS Services-Carolina, Club 313, Healing with CAARE, Durham and the Human Rights Campaign.