Safe House: How my HIV medication works

Film & Campaign Description

We wanted to create a set of animations to help young people who live with HIV better understand their medication and how it works to keep them safe and healthy. This first animation explains how HIV gets into CD4 cells to replicate, and in doing so weakens the immune system. But then HIV medication stops this process. 

The idea for the animations came from workshops with young people who live with HIV, incorporating their experiences and ideas. We also worked with NAM aidsmap to develop the animations, and consulted a group of medical experts. The project was part of the development of a wider suite of resources about medication, funded by ViiV Healthcare.


Chiva’s mission is to ensure that young people growing up with HIV become healthier, happier and more in control of their own futures.

Chiva works to ensure young people living with HIV have the treatment and care, knowledge, understanding, skills and wider support needed to live well and achieve their greatest potential.

The charity delivers campaigns and develops resources aimed at raising awareness of issues affecting children, young adults and families living with HIV, and reducing HIV stigma.

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