"Kids to Kids" Video
The staff at Baylor International Pediatric AIDS Initiative has produced a Kids to Kids educational videotape program. The program offers education and peer support on the topic of medication adherence to HIV-infected children and teens. All of the children in the video are HIV-infected, and receive their care at the Baylor College of Medicine/Texas Children's Hospital. The video features six HIV-infected children and adolescents, each of whom share their individual experiences surrounding the treatment of their disease. The program does not minimize the rigors of treatment, but by showing these young people enjoying themselves it makes it clear that you can still have a normal, spontaneous, and fun childhood. The video is fast paced and upbeat, and was designed to provide inspiration and education to other HIV-infected children who are just starting antiretroviral treatment or who are experiencing difficulty with the rigors of treatment. An accompanying brochure designed for older children, adolescents, and parents, accompanies the videotape to reinforce the educational content of the video.
The video, entitled "Kids-to-Kids: Medication Dedication" has completed production, and is now available free of charge. To obtain a copy of this videotape free of charge, please contact Nancy Calles ().
Funding for this project has been generously provided by an unrestricted educational grant from Hoffman-La Roche, Ltd.