Wednesday, October 19, 2016

The Silent HIV Crisis Sweeping the American South: TONIC Specials

TONIC (VICE's new health channel) travels to Jackson, Mississippi, one of the hardest hit Southern cities, to investigate why black gay men are getting diagnosed and falling to a disease that can be managed. We'll discuss issues tied to systematic racial discrimination, such as low income and poverty, lack of access to adequate health care, limited HIV testing and education and stigma attached to the virus. We'll meet heroic social workers and researchers struggling to bring HIV+ men who are speaking out about their disease in hopes of changing the stigmas attached to it.