Screening and Q&A
Thursday, September 26
The Q Austin (3408 West Ave.)
The Q and POLARI co-present POSITIVE YOUTH, an inspiring and informative documentary following four diverse HIV+ positive youth (ranging from their late teens to late 20s) in four distinct North American locales. Each of the four subjects have been selected to create a dynamic perspective on the reality of living positive today. Medical and psychological experts weigh in to provide up-to-date facts and a historical context to the reality of living positively. Vancouver, Toronto, Orlando, Phoenix, New York, Victoria – straight 18-year-old impoverished First Nations woman, gay 25-year-old white urban dweller, 27-year-old club kid jet-setter, black 23-year-old young man. HIV does not discriminate. For the first time, young positive people open their homes and hearts to us – offering a no holds barred access into their lives.
September 27th is National Gay Men’s HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. The Q and Polari are raising awareness with this documentary followed by a Q & A with a panel of a mental health expert, a medical expert, and people living with HIV. Growing up in the 1980s and 90s we were hammered with terrifying statistics of HIV/AIDS. Thirty years in, we are still learning. What education do youth receive now and why is the youth transmission rate still the highest? No matter your status, with all the information around medication, advancements in treatment, and possible cures, we all have questions. The purpose of this event is to find answers and address health concerns we all have around HIV and AIDS.
Complimentary snacks and beverages provided for a mix and mingle at 6pm with the film starting at 6:30. Q & A discussion group to follow at 7:30pm.
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