We’ve been proud to work on HIV/AIDS initiatives since the very beginning of Long Story Short, and this World AIDS Day was no different. We produced several pieces and campaigns focused on HIV both globally and here in the U.S.

While the world is still working toward a cure, there’s been some incredible progress – and our clients are an important part of the movement.

Take a moment to watch these pieces – filmed this year from Harare, Zimbabwe to Atlanta, Georgia – and see how our partners are making a difference to end the epidemic.

Ending Pediatric AIDS in Zimbabwe:
We filmed on-location throughout Zimbabwe to showcase this amazing public-private partnership to create an HIV-free generation in Zimbabwe. We worked with longtime client the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation to tell the story of this five year initiative with the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation and Zimbabwe’s Ministry of Health. The results? Zimbabwe is on its way to become the first country in Africa to eliminate mother-to-child transmission of HIV.

Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision in South Africa:
LSS filmed in Johannesburg and surrounding townships in South Africa to create this case study for 3ie about voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC). VMMC is a highly effective tool to reduce spread of HIV, and is free and prevalent throughout much of Africa. But demand for this potentially life-saving service has been low – see an impact evaluation about how one organization on the ground is trying to encourage men to come to the clinic and consider this option.

We Are Family – Living with HIV in the American South:
We created this documentary-style piece with longtime partner Kaiser Family Foundation and their Greater Than AIDS Initiative for regional and national campaigns focused on AIDS in the American South. We followed the stories of five men and women living with HIV in Atlanta – and explored the family and support systems that give them strength.

Empowered – HIV and Intimate Partner Violence:
With Kaiser Family Foundation, we produced a roundtable discussion about the startling intersection of HIV and intimate partner violence (IPV). We filmed in New York City with moderator Tonya Lewis Lee and five inspiring women sharing their stories of surviving intimate partner violence, and finding strength while managing their HIV.