HIV prevention film wins awards

By Advocate.com Editors

Originally published on Advocate.com December 01 2001 12:00 AM ET

A film produced by the Chicago Department of Public Health to educate African-American gay men about HIV will receive first-place awards in two categories at the Black Filmmakers Hall of Fame awards ceremony on Saturday, December 1. The film, titled Kevin's Room, is a one-hour drama that explores such issues as gay relationships, HIV testing, adherence to HIV drug regimens, sexual risks, cultural and community barriers, and religious issues that contribute to poor health outcomes for gay black men. The film, originally broadcast in April on UPN, will receive first-place awards for best television special and best health education film.