Confronting AIDS in Black America

Basketball Legend Magic Johnson Still Battling HIV After Twenty Years. Photo by Lev Radin

ENDGAME: AIDS in Black America” is a two hour film that will be shown on July 10 at 9 P.M. on PBS. This documentary elucidates the prevalence of AIDS amongst the black population in the United States. For example, did you know that if Black America were a country, it would have the 16th highest HIV infection rate in the world? According to the website, a wide variety of people were brought together to tell their story and in effect, educate and encourage other possible victims of AIDS/HIV to get tested. “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.”  During and after the film, there will be a live tweet discussion with well-informed journalists, commentators, and other experts. PBS will also host a live-chat on the FRONTLINE website with the director, Renata Simone, and a group of experts on July 11 at 2 P.M. Get involved and join the fight against AIDS this Tuesday.

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