HIV Prevention

Since the first official confirmed cases of HIV 30 years ago, millions have died, particularly in developing nations. But now there's hope in treatment and innovative prevention strategies. Take a journey to find out what's working in HIV prevention - and providing hope for the future - in this new half-hour documentary produced by ViewChange in partnership with PSI (Population Services International).
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Sheila Manjate is launching a campaign to "reclaim the condom" from the public health agencies. She believes that people are more likely to use condoms if they are marketed as sexy contraceptives as opposed weapons against HIV/AIDS.
Madan left his home in Nepal to move to New Delhi for the sole purpose of accessing cheap, powerful drugs. Just as he was on the brink of death, he found a rehabilitation center and got clean. Now he's devoted his life to helping those with HIV and AIDS, and is spreading a message of hope to the younger generation.
Tackling HIV and AIDS in the developing world mean tailoring responses to the specific needs of each country and of the groups most vulnerable to AIDS. In Zimbabwe, hairdressers are trained to give advice on safe sex and the benefits of using female condoms through a program funded by the UK's Department for International Development.
Male circumcision is a cost-effective procedure that reduces the risk of HIV infection in men by 60 percent. At scale, circumcision programs can play a major role in reducing the spread of HIV. Dialogue and communication are key to these men who have undergone the procedure.
In Kenya, one specific behavior is playing a major role in the transmission of HIV: concurrent sexual partnerships. PSI and the Government of Kenya address this issue head-on through a groundbreaking communications campaign.


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