On this World AIDS Day it’s important to remember that whether positive or negative, we all have a role to play in achieving an AIDS free future.
As young people, we are at the greatest risk for contracting HIV. In fact, more than a quarter of new HIV infections occurring in the U.S. each year are among people ages 13 to 24, and most of these young people don’t know they are living with HIV.
To learn more about how HIV is impacting young people, we encourage you to watch I’m Positive, a 60-minute special airing tonight on MTV. The program tells the story of three incredibly strong young people from around the country who are HIV-positive. Each one of them faces some serious struggles, from those unique to people in their situation (telling their families about their condition and keeping their loved ones HIV-negative) to problems that every young person faces, like navigating relationships with family, friends and partners.
Here is a preview of the program.