Project Example

HIV-Free Babies: A Discusison Tool on PMTCT

This 19 minute video tells the story of a young couple expecting the birth of their first child. The mother is HIV positive and the couple has been very careful to maintain her prenatal care schedule and make sure she is taking her ARV medication.

When the baby is born, the husband’s mother comes to help out and is very critical of the instructions which the wife has been given about caring for a baby when one is HIV positive, especially regarding breastfeeding. The mother in law begins to insist that the baby receive formula and she and the mother begin to argue. The story ends with the baby growing and thriving and the mother in law agreeing that the wife knew what procedures to follow.

Source: Soul City

Date of Publication: March 25, 2019