ENDGAME: AIDS in Black America

July 10, 2012

A groundbreaking two-hour exploration of one of the country’s most urgent, preventable health crises.

(113:40) A groundbreaking exploration of one of America's most urgent, preventable health crises.

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Timeline: 30 Years of AIDS in Black America

Today, African Americans represent half of all new HIV/AIDS cases in the United States. How did we get here?

Learn More: HIV/AIDS Resources

An estimated one in five Americans living with HIV doesn’t know their status…

Phill Wilson: “We Have the Tools To End the AIDS Epidemic”

Phill Wilson, founder and executive director of the Black AIDS Institute, explains how.

Julian Bond: HIV/AIDS Is “A Civil Rights Issue”

The former chairman of the NAACP looks back at the history of AIDS in black America.

Robert Fullilove: Inside the “Two Worlds of AIDS” in America

Columbia University’s Robert Fullilove retraces the history of HIV/AIDS in black America.

20 Years After HIV Announcement, Magic Johnson Emphasizes: “I Am Not Cured”

The announcement, 20 years ago today, came as a shock.

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Live Online Screening: ENDGAME: AIDS in Black America

Read the transcript of our special digital screening with filmmaker Renata Simone and a panel of experts and activists from the film.

Who’s Winning (and Losing) The Global Fight Against HIV/AIDS

There are more people today than ever living with HIV/AIDS. But far fewer people are contracting the virus now than they were more than a decade ago. Who came out on top — and who’s falling behind? Here’s a look around the world.

CDC Reports Troubling Rise in HIV Infections Among Young People

Every month, 1,000 young Americans are infected with HIV. What can be done to stop it?

Despite Show of Support, Federal Funding Ban on Needle Exchange Unlikely to Be Lifted Anytime Soon

Even though studies show that needle-exchange programs help to reduce the spread of HIV, the stigma that surrounds them is hard to shake.

What Is President Obama’s Track Record on HIV/AIDS?

Starting Sunday, more than 20,000 HIV researchers and activists will gather in Washington, D.C. for the first international AIDS conference to take place in the country in 22 years.

“It’s a Part of Me”: Meet the Young People Born with HIV

The number of children born with HIV peaked in the 1990s, amid what were called the “twin epidemics” of HIV and crack.

Report: Oversight Lacking for HIV/AIDS Funding

The Department of Health and Human Services’ (DHHS) supervision of programs that receive funding under the Ryan White Care Act … Continue reading

Why Some with HIV Still Can’t Get Treatment

When AIDS first struck, there were no drugs to treat it. People simply died. Now, drugs reduce the amount of … Continue reading

Live Chat Wed. 2:00 p.m. ET: The Hidden Story of AIDS in Black America

Join a live chat about “ENDGAME: AIDS in Black America” on 7/11 at 2 p.m. ET with Renata Simone, the film’s producer/writer/director and a panel of experts and activists featured in the film. You can leave a question now.

Making ENDGAME: A Conversation With Filmmaker Renata Simone

Director, producer and writer Renata Simone reflects on making ENDGAME, what she’s learned over the last two decades in covering the AIDS epidemic and what she hopes viewers will take away from the film.

Remembering the Lost

  Below are photographs featured in ENDGAME: AIDS in Black America of some of the many people — artists, writers, … Continue reading

Race and America’s HIV Epidemic

In 1981, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) published a notice that five young gay men in the Los Angeles area had died from an unusual form of pneumonia.

“ENDGAME” on NPR’s “Fresh Air”

Every 10 minutes, someone in the U.S. contracts HIV. Half are black.

Why People Still Won’t Get Tested for HIV

Three decades after the AIDS epidemic hit full-force, the United Nations now says it’s possible to eradicate the disease by 2015 — in part by preventing new infections.

AIDS in Black America: The World’s 16th Worst Epidemic

“We are on the verge of a significant breakthrough in the AIDS response,” wrote UNAIDS Executive Director Michel Sidibé in a new report (PDF) which lays out a number of startling figures

This film was made possible by major grants from the Ford Foundation and the M.A.C. AIDS Fund, with additional support from the Brian A. McCarthy Foundation.

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