Live Online Screening: ENDGAME: AIDS in Black America
Every 10 minutes, someone in the United States contracts the AIDS virus. Half of them are black.
Thirty years after the AIDS virus was first reported among gay white men, nearly half of the 1 million people in the United States infected with HIV are black men, women and children – even though blacks make up just 12.6 percent of the population.
And the disease has also had an often overlooked impact on women.
In 2010, women made up two-thirds of the people who contracted HIV through heterosexual sex. African-American women and girls are disproportionately affected. Their rate of contracting HIV in 2010 was 20 times higher than white women and girls.
In the film, producer/director Renata Simone explores the hidden history and personal impact of one of the country’s most urgent, preventable health crises.
We’ve asked Renata and a panel of experts and activists featured in the film to join us for the screening and take your questions.
You can join the screening here: https://ovee.itvs.org/screenings/lyv12
The panel will also include:
Lisa Fitzpatrick, NIH consultant epidemiologist and Howard University associate professor.
We hope to see you there.