Becoming complacent about AIDS
The international conference on aids and sexually transmitted disease in Africa, or “ICASA” is convening this week in Ethiopia. Over the past few decades, activists and educators worldwide have endeavored to dispel rumors and misinformation about aids and people with aids. Today, more HIV positive people can disclose their status without shame and stigma. But there’s a downside to those advances. Relaxed attitudes toward HIV may be contributing to a trend of complacency toward the disease, even here in the United States. The centers for disease control estimates that more than one million people are living with HIV in the United States, and one in five is unaware of their infection. Independent Producer Shia Levitt reports.