HIV+ Gay Men, confronting a common stigma, once found themselves socially isolated from the broader community. It is hard to make new friends and connections when the general public doesn’t understand the true nature of their affliction.
Seeing a great need for change, LogoTV featured PositivelyFrisky.com in their new documentary ‘Positive Youth’, which shines light on the hopeful reality of living HIV+ in 2012. Refusing to let the virus win, four inspirational HIV infected or affected young men and women interviewed in the film offer a raw, uncensored look into their daily lives: receiving an HIV diagnosis, positive/negative dating, the truth about medication, and gaining the realization that life is not over and there is a future.
PositivelyFrisky.com – a community specifically constructed for HIV+ members in the English speaking world (e.g., Ireland, U.K., U.S., South Africa, New Zealand, Australia, and Canada) – is featured as a new place on the WWW proving to be a source of new friendships and emotional support for people who confront the daily ups and downs of living with HIV.
The social network was deployed by Friend Factory – a niche social networking firm that has constructed and deployed communities for the wheelchair users, Latino and Deaf communities.
Where HIV+ people were previously restricted to making friends in and about their local communities or within organizations for their advocacy, PositivelyFrisky.com allows these individuals to span oceans.
‘Positive Youth’ airs on LogoTV on Tuesday, June 19th and is currently available to stream online at LogoTV.com.