10 Sitcoms That Helped Remove Stigma From HIV And AIDS

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You know Joan and Toni had a very weird friendship. Both of them could be possessive and controlling of each other. When Toni announces that Reesie, played by Kimberly Elise, will be a bridesmaid in her wedding, Joan is hot. She told Toni that she couldn’t speak to Reesie anymore after she stole Joan’s old boyfriend Brian. Joan thinks Reesie stole her perfect life with the perfect man. It’s then that Reesie reveals that Brian gave her AIDS. Basically, Brian was a down low dude, in denial about the fact that he is gay. Reesie cuts herself, chopping vegetables and freaks everyone out. In one of the more moving scenes, Reesie wonders if she’ll be around long enough to see her daughter get married. This wasn’t the first time HIV came up. In an earlier episode, Toni deals with fears when Todd asks her to take an HIV test.

Which episodes did we miss? Do you remember any sitcoms that dealt with this topic on air?

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