Let Me Live

Creator: Ukrainian Community Advisory Board (UCAB) Patients of Ukraine

Description: This video tells the story of how patient organizations overcame their situation of state funding for HIV/AIDS treatment in Ukraine. Funding has always been residual and insufficient and many HIV-positive patients all over the country were left without treatment. HIV-positive children, and children whose relatives were HIV-infected, signed postcards addressed to their state representatives - «Let me live!». 500 cards were personally collected for the President, which were hand delivered to him right after the press conference at the Children’s Center for HIV-positive children. Immediately following the press conference, the presidential order to the Prime Minister was signed to madate full financing for treatment of HIV-positive people in Ukraine.