Showtime Presents 'Love in a Time of HIV' for World AIDS Day

Premiering on SHOWTIME on Tuesday, December 1st at 9pm ET/PT the 21st annual World AIDS Day -- LOVE IN A TIME OF HIV is a one-hour documentary that takes a walk in the shoes of several people around the world living with the disease and how it impacts their relationships.

What unites a New York mother and her teenage daughter, a South African pop star, and a London husband desperate to become a father? They are four of the millions of people around the world living and loving with HIV.

The story begins with Susan and her 16-year-old daughter Christina, two of the more than 100,000 HIV infected New Yorkers. After her diagnosis, Susan channels her rage into founding a non-profit organization focusing on treatment and education for affected women. In South Africa, Tender, an up-and-coming pop singer who was a top contender on their version of American Idol, must find a way to tell her new boyfriend that shes infected while she seeks to adopt a baby in a country where HIV has claimed millions and orphanages are rife with babies. Andrew, a young infected Brit, and his wife take part in a controversial, pioneering sperm washing technique to cleanse his sperm so it can be used to impregnate his HIV negative wife.

LOVE IN A TIME OF HIV reaffirms that the scourge is alive and well, but that people can maintain day-to-day normalcy with friends and family and even find love. Although there is still no cure, recent drug breakthroughs have extended the lives of many and a diagnosis is no longer necessarily a death sentence. Even in the face of the illness and an early demise, love can prevail.

-press release

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