Public Service Announcements
Young people talk about HIV/AIDS

 



Young people around the world talk about the issues of education, stigma and the role of political leaders in the fight against HIV/AIDS in this series of PSAs produced by MTV.


Young people talk about education

30 seconds

AIDS is there. It is real (boy)
It is a concern of the world. (girl)
You need to go out. (girl)
Educate people. (boy)
Talk person to person. (girl)
To have safe sex. (boy)
Sex is something that is there. (boy)
And we need to accept it. (girl)
We ourselves are in great danger. (girl)
It's not just gay people or prostitutes…. (girl)
It is a really big concern and growing and growing all the time. (girl)

58 seconds

AIDS is there. It is real. (boy)
It is a concern of the world (girl)
We, as the youth, we are the age group that is being affected most (boy)
It has to start from the beginning (boy)
You need to go out, talk person to person (girl)
Educate people at the right age (boy)
How to protect themselves (boy)
It is so important to have safe sex (boy)
It's not like don't have sex. Have responsible, safe, sex. (girl)
Sex is something that is there whether you like it or not (boy)
And we need to accept it. Rather than deny it and say "I don't want to think about this" (girl)
It's not just gay people or prostitutes…. (girl)
It can target anybody and it is a really big concern 'cos growing and growing all the time (girl)
We, ourselves, are in great danger from being infected by this particular disease. It is extremely important for us to be active (girl.)


Young people talk about stigma

30 seconds

I went ahead and took those risks (boy) ……. I live to regret it (boy)
Until you actually meet people with the virus it doesn't make an impression (girl)
They are just completely shunned away (girl)
It is just not a nice feeling (boy)
I don't get HIV by, you know, just touching somebody… (boy)
An HIV person is not someone to discriminate against but someone to help (girl)

58 seconds

I knew what would happen to me if I did anything unsafe. (boy)
Until you actually meet people with the virus it doesn't really have an impression on somebody I don't think. (girl)
……..and I live to regret it ………… but i am still here (boy)
If someone says "I am HIV positive" you just don't go, "oh , my god!" (girl)
It doesn't mean that he's bad you see. (boy)
I don't get HIV by, you know, just touching somebody… (boy)
It is nothing to be afraid of and we need to accept it (girl)
An HIV person is not someone to discriminate against but someone to help (girl)
They need the help of the legislative system… and that should be provided to them …. Which is the sole responsibility and role of the government. (girl)


Young people talk about politicians

30 seconds

The politicians are the key people. (girl)
The government leaders should appoint HIV/AIDS positive people into the government. (boy)
Go to these hospitals where there are aids patients and shake their hands…… to make the public aware these people are no different than us. (boy)
If the world leaders accept this disease and they're open about it themselves then it would really help. (girl)

58 seconds

The politicians are the key people who can actually turn things around. (girl)
The government leaders should appoint HIV/AIDS positive people into the government. (boy)
The politicians should first be tested themselves. (girl)
Politicians should actually go to these hospitals where there are AIDS patients and shake their hands and socialise with them to show there are no real problems and to make the public aware these people are no different. (boy)
……make medicines more accessible to the millions of people in Africa and India that they are currently not accessible to. (girl)
If the world leaders accept this disease and they're open about it themselves then it would really help. (girl)


Back