Gilbert Centre Barrie, Be My HIValen+ine, 2020
Earlier this month, our the OCANetwork, also known as Five Points Media, production crew of Producer John Ironside and Production Associate Sarah Bianco visited the drôrs kitchen, bath, and living at 98 Dunlop Street W. in downtown Barrie, where The Gilbert Centre was holding a very unique Valentine’s Day alternative. Not only was it an event featuring great food, it was also a place of learning filled with love and an overabundance of support for those afflicted with HIV.
All the sous chefs preparing the food were HIV positive, and they were very open about the state of their health and the fact that through the use of medication, that greatly reduces their viral load, Undetectable = Untransmittable.
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Videography by John Ironside and Sarah Bianco
Post-Production by Sarah Bianco