CDC stats for United States
–more than 1 million people are living with HIV in the United States.
–one in five (21%) of those people living with HIV is unaware of their infection.
–an estimated 56,300 Americans becoming infected with HIV each year.
Films About HIV/AIDS:
**I highly recommend each of the following films.**
Longtime Companion (1989)
–follows a group of Manhattan friends in the 80s when AIDS is first brought into the national spotlight
–starring Campbell Scott, Patrick Cassidy, Mary-Louise Parker
Angels in America (2003)
–Emmy-award winning miniseries based on Pulitzer winning play by Tony Kushner about the AIDS crisis during the mid-eighties
–starring Emma Thompson, Patrick Wilson, Mary-Louise Parker, Jeffrey Wright, Justin Kirk, Al Pacino, Meryl Streep
Angels in America
–based on Pulitzer and Tony Award winning musical about the challenges of life, love and AIDS on Bohemians in the East Village of New York City
–starring Taye Diggs, Rosario Dawson, Adam Pascal, Idina Menzel, Tracie Thoms, Jesse L. Martin
Rent (Widescreen Two-Disc Special Edition)
And the Band Played On (1993)
–focuses on the discovery of AIDS and its impact on scientific community
–starring Matthew Modine, Alan Alda, Glenne Headly, Anjelica Huston
And the Band Played On
It’s My Party (1996)
–man dying of AIDS decides to kill himself and have a party to say goodbye to friends
–starring Eric Roberts, Margaret Cho, Bruce Davison, Marlee Matlin
It’s My Party [Special Edition]
–a gay man decides to become celibate but then meets his dream guy and faces a dilemma
–starring Steven Webber, Michael T. Weiss, Christine Baranski, Patrick Stewart, Sigourney Weaver
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