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MTV Special Profiles Young People With HIV

November 21, 2012

MTV will present a special on December 1 at 7:00 p.m., Eastern Time, which profiles three young people who are HIV-infected. MTV hopes that the special, "I'm Positive," will become a regular series. In the 30 years that HIV has existed, the virus that causes AIDS has gone from a death sentence to a chronic condition that can be controlled with early detection and a drug regimen; however, many are worried that some people are not taking the condition seriously enough. According to Drew Pinsky, one of the producers of the show, even if HIV does not develop into full-blown AIDS, there are still questions about the long-term health implications of living with HIV and the drugs that are taken to control it.

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