In honor of World AIDS Day, please join us on Monday, December 3 for a free screening and panel discussion of the film LOVESICK.
In 1986, Dr. Suniti Solomon discovered India’s first case of HIV. But without medicines, she could only console patients who “other doctors weren’t even willing to touch.” She quit her prestigious academic post in microbiology and founded YRG CARE, one of India’s first HIV/AIDS clinics.
Back then, HIV was a death sentence. Today, thanks to affordable generic drugs, Dr. Solomon’s patients live longer, healthier lives – and, like all young Indians, face the pressure to marry. At 72, in the twilight of her career, Dr. Solomon finds herself in a new role: marriage matchmaker.
LOVESICK interweaves Dr. Solomon’s unconventional personal and professional journeys with the lives of two patients: Karthik, a reticent bachelor, and Manu, a bubbly IT professional who, like many women in India, was infected by her first husband. As Karthik and Manu search for love, they learn how to survive under the shadow of HIV.
When: Monday, December 3 at 5:30 PM
Where: 1340 Boylston St. 10th floor
Reception and refreshments will be from 5:30-6:30. The film will begin at 6:30, followed by a panel with the film makers and Dr. Kenneth Mayer of The Fenway Institute.
PLEASE RSVP HERE: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lovesick-film-screening-tickets-52525247429
Watch the trailer: https://lovesickthefilm.com/trailergallery
Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/777654249234096/
Hosted by The Fenway Institute, Fenway Health, MASALA, and Harvard CFAR.
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