This video gives information about the medications taken by people living with HIV/AIDs known as “Combination Therapy” or “HAART”. It presents the pros and cons of the therapy through stories based on interviews held at HIV/AIDs agencies in Los Angeles, CA.
The film was completed with a Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) grant from the National Institutes of Mental Health (NIMH).
Researchers were able to show that the video increased viewer understanding of key concepts in HIV treatment, including viral load, medical adherence, and viral mutation.
Producer: CB Smith-Dahl, Directors: Barbara Kallir (English Version) & Carlos Victor-Rica (Spanish Version), Writer: Jamiah Adams, Cinematographer: CB Smith-Dahl, Sound: John Oh Starring: Johnny Ray Rodriguez, Quincy Reyes, Michele Turner, Maritza Brikisak, and Dustin Strong.
*For many years “Community Bridge Video” was known as “Line Productions” in Los Angeles.