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Resources: HIV/AIDS Education Videos

December 1, 2001

Most of the following video titles were obtained from CDC's National Prevention Information Network (NPIN), unless otherwise noted. Other sources include The NAMES Project, Cable Positive, The Michigan Education Materials Center, Balm in Gilead, The National Latina Health Network, and The National Minority AIDS Council. AAWH is not responsible for and does not necessarily endorse the content of these videos. Note: see list of films.

Children and Adolescents

Come Sit by Me
1997. Teaching your young child about compassion in the face of AIDS; For primary ages; Comes with 25 coloring books. Channing L. Bete Company, Inc. (800) 628-7733.

Health Choices
1995. Teens inform others about HIV/AIDS. National Association for Affected Families (805) 496-5306.

Smart Sex: How to Protect Yourself in the Age of AIDS
1998. General information for adolescents about HIV. Center of Medical Multimedia Education Technology (310) 440-0767.

U neeD 2 Kno
1997. Informing teens about HIV. The Michigan Education Materials Center (800) 214-8961.

AIDS & Your World
Aimed at teen audiences, the moving and disturbing stories of several teens and young adults who never expected that AIDS could affect them. Fanlight Productions (800) 937-4113.

Alone Together
Profiles of young people -- straight and gay, male and female, from a variety of ethnic and economic backgrounds -- who were affected by AIDS in their teens. Fanlight Productions (800) 937-4113.

The Andre Show
The filmmaker and her adopted son, who was born with HIV, share the story of their extraordinary friendship, and of the challenges of Andre's short yet intense life. Fanlight Productions (800) 937-4113.

Soft Smoke: AIDS in the Rural West
Explores the possible reasons for the fact that while AIDS is declining a bit in major cities, it is actually on the rise in smaller towns and less populated areas. Fanlight Productions (800) 937-4113.

Straight Up Life
Exploring the growing problem of "dual diagnosis," this video follows several young people in a program for drug/alcohol abusers diagnosed with HIV/AIDS. Fanlight Productions (800) 937-4113.

Students and Teachers

Beginnings: You Won't Get AIDS
1997. Dispelling misconceptions about how AIDS is contracted. For grades 3-6; Comes with 25 activity books. Channing L. Bete Company, Inc. (800) 628-7733.

AIDS: Facts for Kids
1996. Recommended for grades 4-6. Marsh Media (800) 821-3303.

The Choice Is Yours: Avoiding HIV/STDs
1995. For high school students. Pyramid Media (310) 828-7577.

The Science of HIV
1997. For use in the science classroom about HIV biological principles. National Science Teachers Association (703) 243-7100.

AIDS: Everything You Should Know
1997. Hosted by Whoopi Goldberg presenting basic facts about how to avoid HIV infection. Comes in either an abstinence version with 25 booklets or a condom-use version with 25 booklets. For high school students. Channing L. Bete Company, Inc. (800) 628-7733.

All Communities

A Roll of the Dice: What Men Need to Know about STDs and AIDS
1991. Informing men of the dangers of unprotected sex. New York Department of Health (518) 474-5370.

HIV/AIDS: It Can Happen to Me
1996. The impact of HIV/AIDS on the elderly. Grandparent Information Center (202) 434-2299.

Health Shots: A Wayward Glance
1995. Emphasizes health and social issues such as AIDS. Harris County Health Department (713) 439-6291.

Lest We Forget
1996. The AIDS Memorial Quilt on the National Mall. The NAMES Project (202) 29-NAMES.


Rude Awakenings: Spiritual Support in the Time of AIDS
1996. Illustrates the role spirituality can play in the lives of those affected by HIV/AIDS. Fanlight Productions (617) 469-4999.

The Heart of the Matter Video and Training Guide
1994. Training guide for black congregants about AIDS. Balm in Gilead (212) 730-7381.

African Americans

Blood Sisters, Breaking the Silence About HIV/AIDS
1998. Features a support group for African American women of all ages. AIDS Research Project (510) 874-7850.

Cable Positive NAACP Series: House on Fire, Sister's Keeper, Coming to Life
1999. African Americans talk about HIV/AIDS in the black community. Cable Positive (212) 852-5190.

HIV/AIDS and African Americans
1999. Concerns the impact of HIV on the African American Community. National Minority AIDS Council (202) 483-6622.


In Our Own Words: Teens and AIDS (En Nuestras Propias Palabras: Los Jovenes y el SIDA)
1995. Young people with AIDS informing adolescents about HIV. Media Works (978) 282-9970.

La Tardeada (The Afternoon Party)
1998. Designed for migrant Hispanic young adults. Community HIV/AIDS Technical Assistance Network (202) 387-5000.

Life Is What You Make It: Live Life!
1999. Encourages informed decision-making for treatment. Motivational Educational Entertainment Productions (215) 829-0558.

Asians and Pacific Islanders

Not a Simple Story/Out in Silence: AIDS in the Asian Pacific American Community
1994. Stories of two Asian Americans who have been infected with HIV. Filmakers Library (212) 808-4980.


HIV and Pregnancy: What Every Woman Should Know
1998. Informs women about pregnancy and HIV. American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (202) 638-5577.

Living Positive: Women and AIDS
2000. A 4 year documentary on the lives of 5 racially diverse every day women with AIDS. Filmakers Library (212) 808-4980.

Second Opinion
1995. Addresses the role that women must play in their own health. Fanlight Productions (617) 524-0980.

She Didn't Know
1997. Stories of three women living with HIV. California AIDS Clearinghouse (323) 845-4180.


A Decade of AIDS
1996. Discusses the impact of HIV/AIDS on the gay community. AIMS Media (800) 367-2467.

Positive Men
1995. Interviews with HIV-positive men. V Tape (416) 351-1317.

In Our Own Words: Dispelling the Stereotypes
1995. Dispels myths about gay men and lesbians and tackles homosexual issues. Dallas Gay/Lesbian Alliance (214) 528-4233.

Health Care Workers/Clinicians

Taking a Sexual History: Clinical Strategies for Assessing HIV Risk
1997. Clinicians interviewing patients about their sexual history. Fanlight Productions (617) 469-4999.

Both Ends Burning
1994. Interviews and dramatizations for healthcare workers, social workers, and clinicians. Fanlight Productions (617) 469-4999.

Healers of 400 Parnassus
1997. Documents a Healthcare clinic and the HIV/AIDS patient-healthcare worker relationships. Fanlight Productions (800) 937-4113.

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This article was provided by American Association for World Health. It is a part of the publication I Care ... Do You? Youth and AIDS in the 21st Century.


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