Public Health, Private Pain

1/7/2013 12:00 AM

Public Health, Private Pain is a documentary that follows the lives of rural African-American women infected with HIV in the American South. Since it became a worldwide pandemic, AIDS is now the leading cause of death for African-American women ages 25 to 34 in the nine Southern states, and what’s spreading the disease is a combination of secrecy, shame, stigma – and lack of access to private medical care. In the short introduction below, producers June Cross and Lisa Desai discuss the film and its importance.