Five men share their stories of being told they have HIV/AIDS. Many were reluctant to talk about it because of the stigma. They also dealt with fear and depression.
The men talk about making the decision of whether or not to tell their mothers about their diagnosis. Some did not want to be treated like they were sick. Some did not want to burden their mothers.
Many in the black community ignore the HIV/AIDS issue because of hopelessness or fear. The men share their experiences of coming out in their communities.
The men talk about their struggles finding partners while living with HIV. Many stopped having sex after their diagnosis.
Many leaders within the black community were not open about their HIV/AIDS status and died without anyone knowing why. The men believe it is important for people to be open to raise awareness of the issue.
Credits: Non, Je ne Regrette Rien (No Regret)
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Non, Je Ne Regrette Rien (No Regret) is a poetic and intimate film presenting moving testimonials and portraits of five black gay men. They each disclose their HIV-positive status and how they fiercely combat the stigma around the disease. Marlon Riggs died with HIV/AIDS in 1994 and was dedicated to confronting the urgency of the AIDS epidemic in African-American communities and especially among black gay men.
Length: 39 minutes
Copyright date: ©1992
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