HIV/AIDS in Black America
Special Coverage on Public Television and Online
New York, July 12, 2012 – Early coverage of the epidemic mischaracterized HIV/AIDS as a white, gay man’s disease. Thirty years later, African-Americans account for 44 percent of new infections though they represent only 14 percent of the U.S. population. According to a recent report by the Black AIDS Institute, “A Black woman in the U.S. is more than 15 times more likely to be living with HIV than a white woman her own age.”
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.
Check local PBS listings or watch ENDGAME: AIDS in Black America online now:
Called the “gay Frontline” by NPR personality Marilyn Pittman, In The Life Media is the only news source that has consistently covered the changing face of HIV/AIDS. Its web-short video, Phill Wilson on AIDS in Black America, features a preview of the FRONTLINE special, plus an exclusive interview with leading HIV/AIDS activist and Black AIDS Institute founder Phill Wilson that asks: What is the endgame?
“We are at a deciding moment in the trajectory of the AIDS epidemic,” says Wilson. “We clearly have the tools to end the epidemic. The question is no longer can we end AIDS. The question now is will we end AIDS?”
Watch Phil Wilson on AIDS in Black America now:
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