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BET Networks Special 'What U Know Bout That? Rap-It-Up Sex Quiz' HIV/AIDS To Premiere On Monday, November 5 At 7:30 P.M. ET/PT
Date:11/2/2007

component which offers a unique interactive platform for viewers following the broadcast. The BET.com network website will post a variety of related activities, including the show's sex quiz; a podcast featuring a special interview with Dr. Rani Whitfield; a special message board and forum where Dr. Whitfield can answer questions posted by viewers; and exclusive polls that track viewers' personal sexual experiences and attitudes.

Black Americans have been disproportionately affected by HIV/AIDS since the epidemic's beginning, and that disparity has deepened over time. Blacks account for more HIV and AIDS cases, people estimated to be living with AIDS, and HIV-related deaths than any other racial/ethnic group in the U.S. The epidemic has also had a disproportionate impact on Black women, youth, and men who have sex with men, and its impact varies across the country.

BET Networks remains committed to providing fresh, culturally-unique and issues-targeted public affairs programming. Whether it's a poignant short film about HIV/AIDS or a new public service announcement featuring today's hottest celebrities supporting healthy lifestyles, the cable network through the Rap- It-Up campaign consistently exhibits innovative ways to educate its viewers on the important health and social issues impacting young adults today.

ABOUT RAP-IT-UP

Since 1998, the Kaiser Family Foundation and BET: Black Entertainment Television have partnered on a extensive public education campaign to inform young people about sexual health issues, including HIV/AIDS and other sexually-transmitted diseases (STDs). The partnership includes special programming, public service advertisements (PSAs), online content on bet.com, and a free resource and referral service. In 2000, the campaign launched a grassroots initiative to complement the on-air and online components of Rap-It-Up. Program elements include teen forums, mobile HIV testing events, and middle and high school curricula
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