Absolutely Positive (1991)

Sub-Genres - Illnesses & Disabilities, Biography, Social Issues  |   Run Time - 87 min.  |   Countries - United States  |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Clarke Fountain

This upbeat documentary is an exploration of how those living with an HIV-positive diagnosis manage in the face of what is widely considered to be a death sentence. The stories of these twelve diverse individuals, who range from gay men to blood-transfusion recipients and heterosexual couples, are told in a direct fashion largely through interviews. The interviews are occasionally amplified with narration provided by the director, himself living with being diagnosed HIV-positive.



AIDS, coping, diagnosis, HIV, interview, slice-of-life, testimonials