The past 25 years have brought enormous changes for people living with HIV all over the world. Research has led to vastly better options for both treating and preventing HIV. Activism and awareness campaigns have worked to fight the stigma surrounding HIV, shifting attitudes from fearful to hopeful and compassionate.
But the work isn’t done. Every year, people still die from AIDS-related complications. Treatment saves and extends lives — but many people around the world don’t have access to the medications they need. Lack of access is an especially widespread issue in countries in sub-Saharan Africa.
These four videos each tell a piece of the story, crossing the globe from the United States to Ghana. Watch them to learn why we need to keep working to #endAIDS.
The Coca-Cola Company and (RED) proudly present The Last Mile: a featurette in celebration of the 25th anniversary of “Philadelphia.” The Last Mile highlights the progress that has been made over the past 25 years in the fight against AIDS, while also shedding light on the fact that the fight is not over. Last year, nearly 1 million people died from complications related to AIDS. We are closer than ever to eradicating this disease, and with your help the next generation can be born in a world free from AIDS. The time to #endAIDS is now. Please join us and donate at red.org/cocacola. (Video source: Coca-Cola)
Ruth and Abraham’s story shows us that together we can #endAIDS — but we can’t stop now.
Dr. Akosua, a doctor at TEMA General Hospital in Ghana, tells us it is possible to eliminate mother-to-child transmission of HIV if we work as a team to ensure this goal is achieved.