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Video: 'Project Runway' Designer Launches New Online Video Series to Educate About Living with HIV and AIDS and Help Combat HIV Stigma
Date:9/1/2009

CHICAGO, Sept. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Today Jack Mackenroth, from the hit reality television series "Project Runway," launched a new online video series, called "Living Positive By Design: Creating Positive Conversations," as part of his national HIV and AIDS education initiative. The Living Positive By Design campaign, supported by Merck & Co., Inc., and online videos aim to encourage thoughtful conversations about HIV and AIDS, to confront HIV stigma and motivate HIV-positive people to have a positive outlook on life while effectively managing their disease.

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"While touring the United States for Living Positive By Design, and speaking about my experiences living with HIV for more than 20 years, I have met so many inspiring people who have devoted much of their lives to HIV awareness and service," said Mackenroth. "I am excited to share the discussions I have had with politicians, advocates, celebrities and HIV doctors with you, as part of my 'Living Positive By Design: Creating Positive Conversations' series, and hope that their touching personal stories will motivate others nationwide."

Now available online is the first ever "Living Positive By Design: Creating Positive Conversations" video from Chicago, IL, a city that is working to battle its high incidence of HIV and AIDS. The video features Jack interviewing the Assistant Commissioner for the Chicago Department of Public Health's STD/HIV/AIDS Division, Christopher Brown; the founder of Sweet Miss Giving's Bakery and Gifting, a bakery that benefits locals affected by HIV and AIDS; and local HIV specialist Dr. Daniel Berger of NorthStar Medical Center. The video features each of these public figures d
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