One of the key driving forces throughout the whole campaign has been local people living with HIV. Their involvement and direction has led to the creation of two very innovative pieces of work.
One being drama videos, the other the Patients' Toolkit.
HIV stigma… what’s all the drama?
When exploring and developing ideas to tackle HIV Stigma the Brownlee HIV Patient Forum suggested that drama might be an excellent way to reflect and validate HIV+ people’s lived experiences.
Collaborating with Scottish Youth Theatre we have produced four short dramatic scenes that were developed by a BAFTA award winning writer and Brownlee Centre patients. Our vision was that the stripped back, simple production and use of young people convey the messages, emotion and content in a way that other approaches fail to achieve. All the dramatic clips and another one detailing how we developed them can be viewed on YouTube using the links below: