ENDGAME: AIDS in Black America
Monday, July 9, 2012, 6:30-8:30pm
WGBH studios, One Guest Street, Boston
Associate Chief of General Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital Valerie Stone, M.D. The discussion will be moderated by Bay State Banner Executive Editor, Howard Manly. Reception to follow.
Every 10 minutes someone in the United States contracts HIV. Half are black. Thirty years after the AIDS virus was first reported among gay white men, nearly half of the 1 million people infected with HIV are black men, women, and children — even though blacks make up just 12.6 percent of the population. ENDGAME: AIDS in Black America takes viewers on an unprecedented two-hour exploration of one of the country's most urgent, most preventable health crises. Three years in the making, this groundbreaking documentary film tells the story of how from the earliest days of the AIDS epidemic, prejudice, silence, and stigma allowed the virus to spread deep into the black community.
ENDGAME: AIDS in Black America premieres Tuesday, July 10, 2012 at 9pm on WGBH 2.