Are You Positive? Challenging What You Think About HIV

| December 1, 2008 | 0 Comments

Four average Americans. Two are HIV-positive. Think you can tell who?

More than 25 years after AIDS first surfaced, far too many Americans still believe it’s possible to tell if people have HIV by the way they look or live their lives. Styled as a reality show-slash-documentary, this half hour BET News special challenges that myth with a guessing game.

Four regular African Americans will be profiled: two men and two women. One of the men and one of the women are HIV-positive. Viewers get a peek into their worlds – what they do for work and fun, their passions and dreams – and are challenged to try and guess which two of the four are living with HIV.

In the final act, the characters reveal their status and talk, with inspiring openness, about their relationship with the disease. ARE YOU POSITIVE? confronts the stereotypes that people – particularly Black Americans – still hold about HIV, who it affects and why.

Tune in Monday, December 1st at 7:30 p.m. (ET/PT) for the premiere, and check for BET.com for additional airtimes.

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