Today, Dec. 1, is World AIDS Day. The day of observance was created in 1988 to honor those who have passed away and to raise awareness about the terminal disease. In 2011, there are approximately 1.1 million people living with HIV/AIDS in the U.S., including more than 545,000 who are Black. 106 & Park will dedicate today’s show to World AIDS Day with exclusive interviews with experts and a live in-studio HIV test.
Terrence J and Rocsi will interview experts Dr. Aletha Maybank, Dr. Sycatta Wallace and Dr. Jeri Dyson about HIV/AIDS facts, as well as valuable prevention information. If you would like to ask a question to our panel of experts, please submit your queries to 106WAD@BET.COM. Our experts will then answer questions from the live in-studio audience and those submitted via email. Additionally, our cameras visited South Africa to interview the youth about the global epidemic. 106 & Park will also speak with Chris Barnhill, a young person living with HIV.
Watch 106 & Park at 6P/5C tonight for our special World AIDS Day coverage. For more information on World AIDS Day, go to bet.com/WorldAIDSDay and bet.com/rapitup and follow @BET_RapItUp.
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