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Be a success story ... Like me

15 Years of the AIDS Response 2000 - 2015

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15 Million on Treatment

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UNAIDS Executive Director at "How AIDS Changed Everything" report launch



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(Shot in Ethiopia January 2015)

In 2003, Abiyot Godana found out that she was pregnant. She had been living with HIV since 1997. To help ensure her child would be born free from HIV, she immediately enrolled into a programme for the prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) of HIV.

Today 73% of all pregnant women living with HIV across the globe have access to PMTCT services.

Abiyot’s son Mikias was born free from HIV. A few years later she had a daughter Mekedelawit who was also born HIV-free.

Abiyot sells chips at a stall on the side of the road. She uses the stall as a platform to encourage women to get tested and know their HIV status.

In 2014, there were 730 000 people living with HIV in Ethiopia.

Women accounted for 62% people living with HIV at the end of 2014.

--  41% of all adults living with HIV were accessing treatment in 2014 up from 23% in 2010.

-- 73% of pregnant women living with HIV had access to antiretroviral medicines to prevent transmissions of HIV to their babies in 2014.

AIDS-related deaths have fallen by 41% since the peak in 2004.

In 2014, 1.2 million people died from AIDS-related causes worldwide compared to 2 million in 2005.


Godana: 27 SECS

I went to the hospital because I wanted to have children free from HIV. I followed up with my treatment to assure myself and to  be a role model for others. I am very happy that my children are free from the virus. They are my testimony and I even consider myself free when I look at them. The thought of having a family free from HIV - children free HIV brings so much joy to my life. 

WIDE SHOTS Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

City shot

Street shots, people walking in street, crowd shots

Abiyot and her daughter walking to her outdoor stall 

CU Chips stand

Woman buying chips from Abiyot

Family at home...Daughter Mekedelawit getting dressed

Abiyot in house with two children (Mikias son)

Family leaving their home 

Abiyot walking to hospital

Abiyot with doctor getting a check up

CU of heart pressure gauge

Counselling with hospital

Abiyot and her husband 

-- South Africa

 (Shot in Johannesburg, January 2015)

Koketso Mokhethoa is 24 years old and was born with HIV. She was in and out of the hospital as a child and learned about her HIV status when she was 13. Her parents passed away in the late ‘90s. When she met Tyron (HIV-free) she did not think she could start a family but with access to antiretroviral medicines for her own health to prevent passing the virus to her child she was able to give birth to a baby girl born HIV-free. 


Mokhethoa (17 SECS)

When I found out I was pregnant I made sure I continued with my treatment, I made sure there was no time of defaulting and I attended a clinic which is in Coronation hospital which is a clinic where we have PMTCT.

Wide Shot of houses, train with Joburg stadium in background

Exterior of house

Mokhethoa and daughter

Daughter getting on tricycle

Mokhethoa cuddling with daughter

-- India

 (Shot in June 2015)

Veena (no last name) was diagnosed in 2000 with HIV. She started HIV treatment in 2004. 


Veena (21 SECS)

  1. I am living with HIV 15 years
  2. This medicine is good medicine.
  3. Before I think my life is blank, but this time no. This disease is not so bad.

Veena hanging laundry

Veena taking pills

CU of pills in hand

Long shot of Veena drinking water to swallow pills

Veena walking in street

-- Cambodia

(Shot in Phnom Penh in April 2015)

Former entertainment worker Rath Chan Molika, is now an outreach worker and peer counsellor with the SMARTgirl program.

SOUNDBITES  (encrusted) 24 SECS

Molika (she is talking to young women sitting in a club) : Why don’t all entertainment workers go and get tested for HIV? 

Answer on cam (woman yellow top) : Because I don’t know where to go.

Molika: What else?

Answer on cam (black top) : Because I dare not go, I am afraid.

There are more than 30 000 entertainment workers in Cambodia. Most are young women and they can be at higher risk of HIV. A third of entertainment workers do not know their HIV status. But communities are driving change with rapid HIV tests.

Exterior of entertainment place in Phnom Penh

Molika counselling young entertainment workers in a lounge

Molika taking notes: name, date, age

CU finger prick

Blood on test strip

Molika and others picking up of treatment

Street shot

Young cambodian boys in street

Young boys getting HIV counselling


(Archive footage Pakistan)

Sign of HIV Treatment Center

Doctor and patient

Counsellor explaining pills and treatment

CU eye shot of patient

CU of boxes of medicines

Blood test

(Archive footage Algeria)

Young woman getting check up

Counsellor advising patient

Young woman picking up her medicine


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