Stories of people living with HIV among 27th Annual GLAAD Media Awards nominees

Among the nominees for the 27th annual GLAAD Media Awards, several included stories of LGBT people living with HIV.

In entertainment, Oxygen's reality show, The Prancing Elites Project, included dance team member Kareem Davis revealing his recent HIV-positive status to his teammates. This revelation was met with support from both his teammates and Oxygen, which announced a partnership with the National Minority AIDS Council. 

Also on TV, HBO's Looking and ABC's How To Get Away With Murder were the only two scripted shows to include HIV-positive characters. Both featured characters living with HIV as well as discussions about PrEP, a pill taken once a day to prevent HIV infection.

PrEP gained even more attention this past year with's "Stopping HIV? The Truvada Revolution." In this three-part episode of VICE Reports, VICE explores the controversy around Truvada for PrEP and its revolutionary approach to ending HIV infection. This series earned a nod in the GLAAD Media Awards' Outstanding  Digital  Journalism – Multimedia category.

For a complete list of nominees, click here

Since its foundation, GLAAD has worked to raise awareness about HIV and AIDS prevention and treatment. In 2015, GLAAD and The Elizabeth Taylor Aids Foundation released a public service announcement (PSA) in an effort to reignite the passion and action needed to beat the HIV and AIDS epidemic. GLAAD has also created a guide for reporting HIV & AIDS-related stories in the news to help end the negative stigma associated with the disease. Click here to learn more about GLAAD's HIV resources.

The GLAAD Media Awards recognize and honor media for their fair, accurate and inclusive representations of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community and the issues that affect their lives. The GLAAD Media Awards also fund GLAAD's work to amplify stories from the LGBT community and issues that build support for equality.

The GLAAD Media Awards ceremonies will be held in Los Angeles on April 2, 2016 at The Beverly Hilton and in New York on May 14 at the Waldorf Astoria New York. Find out how you can buy tickets or host a table here.

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