Live Online Screening: ENDGAME: AIDS in Black America

March 8, 2013

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.

To commemorate National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, we’re hosting an online screening of our 2012 film ENDGAME: AIDS in Black America on Sunday, March 10th at 8pm ET.

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:

The panel will also include:

Marvelyn Brown, author and AIDS activist. You can follow her on Twitter @marvelynbrown

Lisa Fitzpatrick, NIH consultant epidemiologist and Howard University associate professor.

Dázon Dixon Diallo, founder and president of SisterLove, the first women’s HIV/AIDS organization in the southeastern United States.

We hope to see you there.

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