Watch how this young man found out he was HIV positive.
Living + is a short documentary with a message of hope, love, and support from HIV positive individuals to HIV positive individuals here in the state of North Carolina. The group of Americorps individuals who produced the short film, hope this video can help to correct some of the misconceptions about HIV and bring us one step closer to ending discrimination against those people who have been affected by this disease. Check out the entire documentary below…living +
For more information, please visit their blog at http://ncaidsunitedamericorps.wordpress.com/.
Every 10 minutes, someone in the U.S. contracts HIV. Half are black. Thirty years after the discovery of the AIDS virus among gay white men, nearly half of the 1 million people in the United States infected with HIV are black men, women and children. "If black America was a country unto itself, it would have the 16th worst epidemic in the world," says Phill Wilson, head of the Black AIDS Institute.
A FRONTLINE special presentation, ENDGAME: AIDS in Black America, is a groundbreaking two-hour exploration of one of the country's most urgent, preventable health crises. The film traces the history of the epidemic through the experiences of extraordinary individuals who tell their stories: people like Nel, a 63-year-old grandmother who married a deacon in her church and later found an HIV diagnosis tucked into his Bible; Tom and Keith, survivors who were children born with the virus in the early 1990s; and Jovanté, a high school football player who didn't realize what HIV meant until it was too late. From Magic Johnson to civil rights pioneer Julian Bond, from pastors to health workers, people on the front lines tell moving stories of the battle to contain the spread of the virus, and the opportunity to finally turn the tide of the epidemic.
The film is directed, produced and written by Renata Simone, the producer of the 2006 award-winning FRONTLINE series The Age of AIDS.
Make sure to watch on Tuesday, July 10th on PBS at 9:00 p.m. Check out the preview below!
Check out this video of this young man as he describes his experience of getting tested for HIV and his early symptoms of HIV. If you want to find out more info about the symptoms of HIV, visit our HIV symptoms page. If you want to find out the symptoms of other types of STDs please visit our STD symptoms page.
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