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Networks plan programs in conjunction with National HIV Testing Day (16367)

16367Health News2005-06-25

Networks plan programs in conjunction with National HIV Testing Day

To mark National HIV Testing Day on Monday, June 27, BET will air Open Mic: My Thing, a program addressing frequently asked questions about HIV antibody testing and featuring discussions with celebrities and experts. The special features Rap City's Mad Linx and R&B diva Ciara and will air at 3 p.m. Eastern/Pacific on the cable network. It will be rebroadcast Sunday, July 3, on BET at 3:30 p.m. and on BET Jazz at 4:30 p.m.

VH1 will air A Pop Culture History, a documentary examining the history of AIDS as seen through the eyes of media and culture. The program will air at 11 a.m. Eastern/Pacific on the cable network.

Showtime will feature AIDS-themed specials on June 28 and June 29. The network will air Black Filmmakers Showcase: Shook, a short film focusing on an African-American woman who learns she is pregnant and gets tested for HIV antibodies, at 10:30 p.m. Eastern/Pacific on June 28. The network also will air Damaged Goods, a documentary exploring the lives of five people living with HIV and examining what average citizens' misconceptions are about being infected with the virus, at midnight Eastern/Pacific on June 29.

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