To commemorate World AIDS Day on December 1 here! Films announced it has acquired North American rights to Daryl Wein's documentary Sex Positive.

The company plans a March 13 limited theatrical release through sister company Regent Releasing on the film about AIDS activist Richard Berkowitz. Wein and David Oliver Cohen produced.

Sex Positive premiered in competition at the 2008 SXSW Film Festival and won the grand jury prize at LA Outfest.

here!'s West Coast general manager and executive vice president distribution and acquisitions Mark Reinhart negotiated the deal with Ro*Co Films International founder and managing director Annie Roney.

'Daryl's insight into the life and work of Richard Berkowitz explores the explicit bravery of an unrecognised activist in an era of fear and uncertainty,' Reinhart said. 'Sex Positive carries a vital message still today about an epidemic that's hitting American youth hard, as HIV rates have nearly doubled between 2001 and 2006.'