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Aug02

Videos we like

Friday, 02 August 2013 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Dating, Social Media, Youth, Health, Treatment, Lifestyle, Living with HIV, Population Specific , Revolving Door, Guest Authors

Two new short films made for youth by HIV+adolescents pack a punch with calls for understanding of the importance of treatment and the challenges posed by disclosure

Videos we like

Happily ever after

Key messages:

  • Don’t give up; happiness is easier to swallow
  • The closest thing to living without HIV is the treatmnet that gives us a happily ever after
  • Spread the word, not the virus

Description: The advances in treatment of HIV allows positive people to live normal lives full of all that life has to offer including love, children, quality of life and hope. A group of HIV+ adolescents made this video to encourage other HIV+ people to consider the value of taking the medications that make HIV more manageable.

One condition

Key messages:

  • You wouldn’t react like this, would you?
  • React to disclosure mindfully
  • HIV is not a death sentence, it’s a chronic manageable condition.

Description: Many times people with HIV have a very difficult time disclosing their status. People React mindfully.

Both videos were  produced by the Spencer Cox Centre for Health and made by a group of HIV+ adolescents in New York City through the MyMediaLife process, a program that teaches participants social marketing and film-making. The process changes participants' outlooks and lives. For more information on MyMediaLife go to www.mymedialifeworks.com.

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