While ART increase the live expectancy of people living with HIV/AIDS, it also increase the life expectancy of children born to women with HIV/AIDS by preventing the transmission of HIV/AIDS from mother to child (MTCT). Dr.Mannasseh Phiri, for The Lazarus Effect, states:
“If a woman is HIV positive and pregnant, and remains healthy, a very good immune system, very low virus, the chances of her transmitting to the baby are actually low…pregnant women going to an ante-natal clinic will get tested…if she’s positive…she also gets put on the program then she can take some medication towards the end of the pregnancy.” (The Lazarus Effect 2010, 26:25)
As the camera cuts to and from scenes of the speakers face and woman coming out of the ante-natal clinic with their children. This technique of cutaways adds meaning to the words of the speaker. He speaks on the importance of medication when pregnant and the cutting away to women at a clinic actively seeking help, as well as healthy children with women with HIV shows the success stories and the future success stories. This cutaway is import...
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...IV/AIDS also affects the lives of children. Without an education, this little girl will be stuck in the cycle of poverty. Bwalya is later shown in a medium close up post ART to show how health she now looks. This scene cuts to another scene that pans and tilts. This is made to make the audience feel like they are standing their look at Bwalya and her friends. This shows the audience that with ART, the quality of life for this little girl has improved and now she is able to do the simple things children should be able such as play with her friends and get an education. They also interview Concillia Muhau who speaks on her state before and after ART, “The way I was feeling in May, it was like I was already dead…there was nothing that I could do for myself. I could not feed myself properly, I wasn’t able to do anything for my daughter” (The Lazarus Effect 2010, 14:11).
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