#WorldAidsDay. Over the years, HIV has gone from a “death sentence” to a manageable chronic illness. The social stigma attached to the virus and the disease in many societies has not transformed the way we expected. Here are some short films and documentaries that will help you understand what it means to live with the disease.


Starring Boman Irani and Shabana Azmi, this short by Farhan Akhtar is a glimpse into the life of a young boy who is disgusted at his father. The boy is angry at his father for having extramarital relationships. It is only later that he realises why his father needs him the most. Watch this to understand the complexities around relationships that rise out of the stigma of HIV/AIDS.

HIV/AIDS Among Migrant Construction Workers in India

In India, construction is one of the fastest growing sectors engaging a large number of migrant workers from across the country. With little knowledge about HIV, and culturally and socially isolated in India’s big cities, migrant workers are especially vulnerable to HIV infection. Informal workers, including migrant workers, make up 93 per cent of India’s 400 million-plus workforce. How to tackle discrimination towards workers with HIV and help prevent the spread of HIV have become a national priority, with the adoption of a national policy on HIV/AIDS and the world of work.

Inside out

This is a documentary about the HIV+ve girl child, who is an innocent victim born with this condition due to her parents’ affliction . With a life expectancy of 3 – 15 years , most often she has lost her parents to AIDS and is abandoned by relatives, no one wants her, all dignity is taken away from her and this child is left to die…..

HIV Stigma – I have judged.. other people are going to judge me

It’s one thing to know people living with HIV, it’s another thing for it to be you. There is a human side to HIV in Australia that needs a voice. Confronting the stigma surrounding HIV today will open a dialogue in the community and break down discrimination. Hear some inspiring real stories from Queenslanders living with HIV and the stigma they and their loved ones deal with every day. Hear how, despite the many misconceptions surrounding HIV, they continue to live and love life to the full.

Orange Babies (HIV NGO) Advert: Borrowed Time

There’s no reason for another baby to be born with HIV. With the right treatment, education and support the mother-to-child transmission of HIV rate is less than 1.7%. With your donation, Orange Babies can help more children experience the wonder of a very ordinary life. Orange Babies is a Dutch NGO that is dedicated to help pregnant women with HIV and their babies in Africa.