Videos For And About HIV Positive People

These videos are for and about people who are HIV positive.

Keeping Perspective After the HIV+ Diagnosis

Is HIV a Death Sentence? (5 min): Stream or Download
Don't despair if you're HIV+. There's life after an HIV+ diagnosis!!!

Keeping Healthy

The Importance of Maintaining Good Health to Fight HIV Infection (3 min 10 sec): Stream or Download
Phil Johnson, M.D. discusses how getting enough sleep, eating right, and exercising can be important ways of keeping your immune system strong and preventing HIV from progressing to AIDS.

Living Positively with HIV and Keeping Yourself Healthy (2:27): Stream or Download
Danny West talks about how he has stayed healthy with HIV for the last 24 years.

Wash Your Hands To Protect Yourselves and Others
Good hygiene is important to prevent people with weakened immune systems (such as those with HIV and AIDS) from contracting secondary infections from caregivers and others. These videos discuss proper handwashing technique that can help keep you and others healthy.
Lost Cause (6 min 29 sec) is a short film dramatizing the difficulty a person with AIDS can have in getting timely assistance from an AIDS service organization.

Antiretroviral Medications

Better Adherence for a Better Life (8 min): Stream or Download (QT, 43MB)
Becky Kuhn, M.D. explains why it's so important for HIV positive people to take their antiretroviral medications (ARVs) at the prescribed dosages on the prescribed schedules.

Challenges in Antiretroviral Therapy (8 min 47 sec): Stream or Download
Phil Johnson, M.D. discusses some of the reasons HIV+ people on ARVs may find it challenging to take their medications as prescribed.

What Prevents Patients from Taking ARVs as Prescribed?  (3 min 40 sec) Stream or Download
Becky Kuhn, M.D. talks about the factors that sometimes make it hard to take your medications as prescribed.

Preventing HIV Transmission

Prevention for Positives (8 min 30 sec): Stream or Download (QT, 36MB)
Becky Kuhn, M.D. discusses how HIV positive people can help prevent the further spread of HIV.

The Importance of Condom Compliance (6 min 42 sec): Stream or Download
Phil Johnson, M.D. explains why it's so important to use a condom EVERY TIME for EVERY ACT of penetrative sex if you are sexually active.

Reporting AIDS: AIDS: Prevention with Positives
An interview with Greg Cardona of Better World Advertising, which created the HIV Stops With Me campaign, and Delano, one of the campaign's models. HIV Stops With Me: Episode IEpisode II, Episode III, Episode IV

Pregnancy and Childrearing

I Have HIV. Can I Have Children and Keep My Partner Safer? (4 min 12 sec): Stream or Download
Becky Kuhn, M.D. talks about ways HIV+ people can have children while reducing the risk their partner will contract HIV in the process.

Preventing Mother-to-Child Transmission (MTCT) of HIV
Pregnant HIV positive mothers can reduce the risk that their child will contract HIV. These videos discuss techniques appropriate for developed countries where antiretroviral medications, formula, and clean water are readily available and for developing nations where they often are not.

Personal Stories and Testimonials

My Journey With HIV/AIDS (7:10): Stream or Download
Danny West talks about his life in the 24 years since he was diagnosed with HIV. How Positive Are You...? (2 min)
Clint Walters has been HIV positive for 10 years and founded the charity He's now working to set up a weekend HIV testing center for youth.

Steps for the Future via Dreams of the Good Life (series of films)
Five HIV positive South African women discuss their hopes, fears, experiences telling families about their HIV status, and choices about relationships and children.

Social and Legal Issues

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