Stigma Continues follows several New York men through their personal and public journeys of living with HIV in New York City. These men share why the ongoing psychological impact of stigma on their lives impacts negatively on health, wellness, and relationships, and suggest that today's newly-diagnosed HIV+ have fewer resources at their disposal today to combat it. One of the two filmmakers is himself HIV+ and he appears in the film as well. Directors Bryan Mark Urbsaitis & Liz Clarey.
Mathew Rodriguez takes a pill daily to prevent HIV. PrEP is a daily medication that can be taken by those who are at risk from acquiring HIV. Produced for CUNY TV 219 West.
Dr. Gao Yao Jie is an 87 year old activist living in New York City after being exiled from China five years ago for her work to expose HIV in blood donation centers in Chinese 'AIDS villages.'
Vani Gandhi MD and Acupuncturist Irina Rimel MS treat filmmaker & patient Bryan Mark Urbsaitis for HIV at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Spencer Cox Center for Comprehensive Care in New York.
Film: Journey of a Wounded Healer Producer Bryan Mark Urbsaitis An HIV+ New Yorker fights HIV and AIDS stigma by founding and cycling AIDS Ride South Africa.