Controversial HIV and AIDS book and film launches this Thursday
The event will also feature the UK premier screening of Positive Hell, a 30 minute documentary which follows the lives of five people who offer themselves as remarkable living examples of the claims made by Positively False.
The explosive and highly controversial first edition of Positively False, published sixteen years ago, turned commonly held views of HIV and AIDS upside down. Its point of view remains just as valid today but is reinforced by sixteen more years of people "living with HIV". This week, the temperature of the controversy is being raised once more.
The programme for Thursday's event at the Frontline Club is:
6.30 pm: drinks and canapés in the club bar
7.10: welcome remarks and introductions in the screening room
7.25: screening of "Positive Hell" (30 mins)
8.00: panel discussion and book signing
8.45: further refreshments
The panel will include:
Joan Shenton, author and film narrator
Christian Fiala, specialist in obstetrics and gynaecology
David Crowe, president of Rethinking AIDS
Claus Koehnlein, MD, specialist in internal medicine
Moderators will be journalists Neville Hodgkinson and Celia Farber.
Panelists and others will be available for interview on or around the launch day.
A few places remain for journalists and reviewers, who are welcome to attend. Review copies of the book (available in paperback and digitally) are also available now and at the event. RSVP Joan Shenton using the details below.
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