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Frontline’s two hour documentary “Endgame: AIDS in Black America” premiered last night on PBS. As we posted here yesterday, nearly half of all Americans infected with HIV are black men, women and children, despite the fact that blacks make up only 12 percent of the population.

In “Endgame,” filmmaker Renata Simone illuminates the hidden history of what could have been a preventable epidemic.

Today, Frontline hosts a live chat with the filmmaker and other guests.  You can join the chat below:

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Lisa Aliferis

Lisa Aliferis is the founding editor of KQED's State of Health blog. Since 2011, she's been writing stories and editing them for the site. Before taking up blogging, she toiled for many years producing health stories for television, including Dateline NBC and San Francisco's CBS affiliate, KPIX-TV. She also wrote up a handy guide to the Affordable Care Act, especially for Californians. You can follow her on Twitter: @laliferis

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