[11/23/09 - 12:43 PM]
Love in a Time of Hiv to Premiere on Showtime(R) Tuesday, December 1st at 9pm ET/PT
The one-hour documentary tracks four of the millions of people around the world living and loving with HIV.

[via press release from Showtime]


LOVE IN A TIME OF HIV to premiere on SHOWTIME� Tuesday, December 1st at 9pm ET/PT

LOS ANGELES, CA � (November 23, 2009) � What unites a New York mother and her teenaged daughter, a South African pop star, and a London husband desperate to become a father? They are four of the millions of people around the world living and loving with HIV. Premiering on SHOWTIME on Tuesday, December 1st at 9pm ET/PT � the 21st annual World AIDS Day -- LOVE IN A TIME OF HIV is a one-hour documentary that takes a walk in the shoes of several people around the world living with the disease and how it impacts their relationships.

The story begins with Susan and her 16-year-old daughter Christina, two of the more than 100,000 HIV infected New Yorkers. After her diagnosis, Susan channels her rage into founding a non-profit organization focusing on treatment and education for affected women. In South Africa, Tender, an up-and-coming pop singer who was a top contender on their version of American Idol�, must find a way to tell her new boyfriend that she�s infected while she seeks to adopt a baby in a country where HIV has claimed millions and orphanages are rife with babies. Andrew, a young infected Brit, and his wife take part in a controversial, pioneering sperm washing technique to cleanse his sperm so it can be used to impregnate his HIV negative wife.

LOVE IN A TIME OF HIV reaffirms that the scourge is alive and well, but that people can maintain day-to-day normalcy with friends and family and even find love. Although there is still no cure, recent drug breakthroughs have extended the lives of many and a diagnosis is no longer necessarily a death sentence. Even in the face of the illness and an early demise, love can prevail.

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Showtime Networks Inc. (SNI), a wholly-owned subsidiary of CBS Corporation, owns and operates the premium television networks SHOWTIME�, THE MOVIE CHANNEL� and FLIX�, as well as the multiplex channels SHOWTIME 2�, SHOWTIME� SHOWCASE, SHOWTIME EXTREME�, SHOWTIME BEYOND�, SHOWTIME NEXT�, SHOWTIME WOMEN�, SHOWTIME FAMILYZONE� and THE MOVIE CHANNEL� XTRA. SNI also offers SHOWTIME HD�, SHOWTIME 2 HD�, THE MOVIE CHANNEL HD�, SHOWTIME ON DEMAND� and THE MOVIE CHANNEL ON DEMAND� and FLIX ON DEMAND�. SNI also manages Smithsonian Networks�, a joint venture between SNI and the Smithsonian Institution. All SNI feeds provide enhanced sound using Dolby Digital 5.1. SNI markets and distributes sports and entertainment events for exhibition to subscribers on a pay-per-view basis through SHOWTIME PPV�. AMERICAN IDOL � is a registered trademark of 19 TV Ltd. and FremantleMedia North America, Inc.

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