Pediatric HIV/AIDS Cohort Study documentary plays Vail Film Festival

A short documentary about three young adult participants in the Pediatric HIV/AIDS Cohort Study (PHACS) at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health was accepted to the Vail Film Festival, held April 5–8, 2018. It highlights their experiences growing up HIV positive, their goals for the future, and their hopes for the future of HIV research.

PHACS is a longitudinal cohort study investigating the long-term effects of HIV infection and antiretroviral medications in children and young adults who were born with HIV or born exposed to HIV. In the film, PHACS Principal Investigator George Seage, professor of epidemiology, speaks about how participants are helping advance care recommendations for millions of children growing up affected by HIV around the world.

Claire Berman, director of health education and health communication for PHACS and the Interdisciplinary Concentration in Infectious Disease Epidemiology, co-directed, co-wrote, and co-produced the film.

Watch the film: Faces of PHACS