Positive Youth

Positive Youth is a one-hour television documentary which follows four HIV+ positive youth (late teens to 27) in four different American cities in Cinema vérité style. Growing up in the 1980s and 90s we were hammered with terrifying statistics of HIV/AIDS. Thirty years in, we are still learning.


What education do youth receive now and why is the youth transmission rate still the highest? We have seen retrospective documentaries on the AIDS crisis and interviews with survivors but what about the positive youth of today? Positive Youth aims to feature accessible and inspirational individuals and the often-rocky road they’ve travelled.

Each of the four subjects has been selected to create a dynamic perspective on the reality of living positive today. Medical and psychological experts weigh in to provide up-to-date facts and a historical context to the reality of living positively. In life, we are inherently afraid of the unknown, of death. The film shows this in action by exploring the social stigma these young people must rise above each day.

Watch Positive Youth for free on Happi-TV