Of the 773 Regular Characters on TV, Guess How Many Have HIV

Of the 773 Regular Characters on TV, Guess How Many Have HIV

Fewer TV characters are HIV positive. In fact, in the 2020–2021 TV season, out of a total of 773 series regulars, only three characters were living with HIV—and all three were on the same show, FX’s Pose. This marks a “drastic decrease” from the previous year, which included nine characters with HIV, according to new study findings from GLAAD, an advocacy group that focuses on LGBTQ representation in the media. GLAAD’s “Where We Are on TV Report—2020” marks the 25th year the group has analyzed LGBTQ characters on television, including characters living with HIV. The site also offers an analysis by Raina Deerwater, an entertainment research associate at GLAAD, in a separate GLAAD blog post.

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