LOGO TV's documentary Positive Youth shines a light on the new reality of living HIV+. The film follows four dynamic youth, ages 18 to 27 who are either infected or affected by HIV.
Proving that the next generation is not backing down, the subjects offer an uncensored look into the challenges of dating, living and loving with HIV.
"I felt there was a huge disconnect in the public with the advancements in HIV medicine and the affliction by the general population," said the film's director, Charlie David. "We made this documentary to educate those who know little of HIV, to shed light on the rise of HIV infection among today's youth and to give inspiration to people living with HIV that they are not alone, nor should be seen as a danger to society."
Each of the four subjects feature a dynamic perspective on the reality of living positive today: a straight 18-year-old First Nations woman living in an impoverished rural town, a gay 25-year-old white urbanite, a 23-year-old African American YouTube figure and a 27-year-old club kid jet-setter.
Medical and psychological experts also weigh in to provide up-to-date facts and a historical context to the reality of living positively.
Positive Youth will air internationally on Saturday, May 19, 2012 at 8 p.m. EST on TV networks LOGO TV in the United States and OUTtv in Canada. The film will also begin premiering in theaters across North and South America, Europe, Australia and Asia, beginning March 30, 2012.