SF State Student Film Sheds Awareness In Time For World AIDS Day

December 1, 2013 in inQueery

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As many of you may know, World AIDS Day is December 1. Conceived in 1987 and proclaimed a world event by President Clinton in 1995, the day is dedicated to promoting HIV and AIDS awareness and education through arts, forums, speeches and other types of outreach. At San Francisco State University, there is a strong presence of students mobilizing to do just that.

I sat down with my good friend Dollii Williams about his film, “Take a Minute.” His film is a fictional, but relatable depiction of the stigma of being diagnosed with HIV, based on some real-life experience. He shared the creative and also cathartic process with me. He hopes that with events like the upcoming World AIDS Day 2013: The Face of AIDS San Francisco University on campus and his film, young people can educate themselves about HIV/AIDS. Stigma is a large obstacle to treatment, longevity, getting tested and even protection. But it doesn’t have to be.



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