The Gift

Categories: Politics
1hr 1min | 2003
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.

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Topics: Gay Pride Month, LGBT, Fascinating People
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tracy ofri
tracy ofri
December 13, 2014
A
never knew this is going on. Thank you for bringing this to the public
maria
maria
December 3, 2013
A+
Katie Armour
Katie Armour
October 9, 2013
C-
Stephanie Sharis
Stephanie Sharis
May 21, 2013
A
Jose Davila
Jose Davila
May 11, 2013
makes you want to hear this one, please tell me how anyone can see the gift in this, please:(
Linda Rivera
Linda Rivera
May 11, 2013
its a crazy world
Jose Davila
Jose Davila
May 12, 2013
SO MOTHERS DAY IS HERE AND i AM MOURNING THE SOON TO BE DEMISE OF MY DOG LILLI. SHE IS NOT ABLE TO WALK MUCH IF AT ALL AND REALLY STRUGGLES TO BE A LADY AND USE THE FACILTIES WITOUT STUMBLING ALL OVER THE PLACE. WHILE I HAVE THIS FACADE AND IMAGE TO KEEP UP I DO HAVE A HEART ESPECIALLY FOR ANIMALS. LILLI WAS MY FIRST DOG IN VT. I NOW HAVE LUNA WHICH IS SHORT FOR LUNATIC SHE HAS CALMED DOWN SOME BUT WHO WOULD WANT A PERFECTLY TRAINED DOG? WHISPERING TO DOGS MY BUTT. I NEED "SOME CRAZY" SO I CAN SCREAM AT THEM GENTLY OF COURSE. SAD TO SAY SHE WILL BE MISSED. I HAVE ALREADY STARTED FILMING HER AND TAKING PIX ALSO HAD HER HOWL WHICH SHE DOES WHEN I START HOWLING. ANYONE THAT HAS HAD ANIMALS GOES THROUGH THIS. SO NOW BEGINS THE NEW PHASE OF MY LIFE WITH LUNA, SHE WILL BE FINE AND SPOILED NEEDLESS TO SAY. LUNA IS PURE BRED WHICH DOES NOT TAKE AWAY FROM LILLI WHO HAD A STAIN OF SOME OTHER DOG. WHATEVER IT WAS IT WAS A GENTLE WELL BEHAVED DOG BECAUSE LILLI WAS ALMOST HUMAN LIKE IN TERMS OF UNDERSTANDING AND ACUTALLY BETTER BEHAVED THAN HUMANS. SO IN ENDING THIS WHAT IS NOW HE EULOGY I SAY NEXT!!!!!!!!
Jose Davila
Jose Davila
May 12, 2013
Happy mothers day to all you woman in the world, without you man would surely be in trouble or Gay:)
Molly Wolfe
Molly Wolfe
February 5, 2013
So sad. Beautiful people who tragically do not see their own worth and goodness....
David Cowen
David Cowen
December 19, 2012
What goes on I'm this film is sick - disgusting. And gay males wonder why they are made fun of a lack respect from straight people! This is crazy. I am not sure why AIDS has become a non issue. Males Gay or Straight are far more willing to take this risk and not use condoms. They have these crazy sex parties where hundreds of guys are sharing each other. It was really gross. And the fact that there are people out there trying to get AIDS blows my mind. I know AIDS can effect everyone - meaning sex, race, sexual orientation and age but it is more and more becoming a gay thing 1 in 3 Black gay males have AIDS, and the admit that the do not use condoms and are happy about it. All the education that was done is now gone. TV shows like Life Goes on to 90210 to Degrassi High all devoted an episode to educating people on AIDS. And though it may be the deadliest STD the number of young adults contracting everything from Herpes to Warts all STDs have sky rocketed over the years. I am amazed when I go to have sex w/ a girl I don't eve get asked to use a condom. I have to be the one who has to bring it up. There is something wrong with that. I hate condoms but that is why you get into monogamous relationship so I don't have to worry about wearing one.
Kevin Urban
Kevin Urban
September 22, 2012
Far from a gift.