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        Forty years have passed since the first cases of HIV and AIDS in the world, times of bewilderment, fear, suffering and death. It is now that television and movies have gathered the courage to look forward to the harshest times of the pandemic. It’s a sin, gathers enough courage to take the viewer back to the first years of the epidemic in the British society in the hands of young people who are beginning to emancipate themselves from the clichés and conservatisms to start an intrepid journey towards the discovery of sexuality and of life.

          This series also shows us how the first rumors of a lethal disease among the gay community were interpreted as a mechanism of social control to reduce freedoms. Something that has been happening in part through the social stigma that accompanies the virus through the theory of the world just where it is socially considered that people diagnosed with HIV have necessarily done something to acquire the infection. Whether it is a very active sexual life, non-reproductive sex, exercise or demand of prostitution, consumption of injected drugs, etc. The series talks about the struggle for life and also how to establish that fictional comfort zone between those who deserve a disease and those who are safe for moral reasons only generates a gap between humanity.

            It’s a sin, presents us the harmful consequences of an education based on shame such as the stigma and suffering of humanity that behave like what it is. We are people who love, live, explore and have an ever-evolving sexuality. The punishment of human beings for behaving like what they are or trying to misrepresent the naturalness of human sexuality to segregate and discriminate is a clearly medieval act that has survived until these days. This series tries to settle the accounts that society maintains with people diagnosed with HIV, with AIDS survivors and with those who have lost their lives due to the pandemic. A mandatory series to understand where we come from, what we still have to do and without a doubt to thank the scientific advances and the struggle of all activists.

Iván Zaro


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