John Hopkins Stigma Film supports those who are discriminated due to their HIV status.
Neha S | Delhi | February 17, 2011
The objective of the communication is to convey the message, âTogether we are more powerful than oneâ.
There are 2.7 million people in India living with HIV â the virus that can lead to AIDS. Stigma and discrimination against people who are HIV positive or have AIDS exists not just in India but around the world. One of the main reasons people hesitate or do not choose to find out if they are HIVÂ positive is because of the stigma associated with this virus and the discrimination accorded to people who are openly living with HIV. Stigma against HIV Is encounteredÂ at various levels â within the family, in society, in a health care setting, in educational institutions and at the workplace.
Fear of these negative consequences can preventÂ people from seeking HIV information, getting tested or disclosing their sero-status. As a result, HIV positive people cannot accessÂ life-saving treatment and they do not adopt preventive behavior to prevent transmission to others.
As part of a project funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) for HIV/AIDS Communication in India, the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Center for Communication Programs (JHU.CCP) partnered with Lowe Lintas Productions to develop a bold, innovative national campaign to address HIV/AIDS related stigma and discrimination in India for the National AIDS Control Organization (NACO), of the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare. Lowe Lintas addressed a deep rooted stigma and developed a creative approach to support those who are discriminated against due to their HIV status.
Creative- Amer Jaleel, Manoj Tapadia, Sagar Kapoor, Neeraj Singh, Satyajit Kadam
Planning- Tarina Rallan
Business- Raj Gupta, Reshmi Ganguli, Pooja Jaggi, Saudamini Junnarkar
Producer- Lintas Productions- Anil Naidu, Tulika Sodera, Prashant Gaikwad, Krishna Kotian, Anand Vyas
Director- Manoj Tapadia
Main cast- Pawan Malhotra
I watched the news on the CNN on World AIDS Day 2010. Unfortunately, a report said that the largest STD dating site STDslove. com now has more than 250,000 HIV+ members. Also, the new HIV+ subscribers on the site have increased 50% over 2009. Why so many guys and girls on the site are very sexy? Why so many sexy people are infected by HIV? I think we need SEX-ED to prevent HIV transmission during sex.