Controversial documentary about gay men purposely contracting the AIDS virus.

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The Gift documents the phenomenon of deliberate HIV infection. The film follows the stories of two "bug chasers" who sought out "the gift" of HIV infection. Also interviewed are AIDS activist and author, Walt Odets, PhD, and HIV+ and HIV- men. The film explores the normalization and glamorization of HIV/AIDS and discusses the isolation and division caused by HIV status in the gay community. Written by Anonymous

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The Most Important Documentary...
20 October 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The Gift Documentary is one of the most important documentaries ever filmed. So very little has been done in the age of big medicine to prevent HIV infection. In the United States we do so much spending on end care and forget about prevention. The face of HIV and AIDS is distorted in the messages of pharmaceutical companies. I certainly do not want to preach, so I will just leave this debate to the numbers; The CDC and WHO provide statistics, alarming statistics that are, if flawed in any way, underestimates. This film, for many, could be the only source of HIV infection prevention available when no one is willing to talk about HIV. It provides REALITY.

YOU CANNOT TALK ABOUT THIS SUBJECT TOO MUCH. YOU CANNOT SEE HIS FILM TOO MANY TIMES. YOU CANNOT TELL TOO MANY PEOLE TO WATCH IT.

Knowledge is power and this film provides you with knowledge and something to think about, and talk about, and act upon in any way you know how. I take personal responsibility in doing what I can to talk about this film and its content. I encourage those who read this to view the film and do the same. The film is a responsible film that is about a situation that has an impact on the lives of many people.

See this film and let's get talking!


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