When No one Is Looking - HIV AIDS in the Caribbean

I must commend all involved for putting together such a great short film in Antigua. HIV/AIDS is an issue that needs to be addressed in the Caribbean. However, I felt that this film implied that HIV/AIDS is a homosexual disease, focusing mostly on men contracting and transmitting the disease. When No One is Looking, should have a second episode that focuses on women and the importance of practicing safe sex.  

From Kaiser Family Foundation:
  • The Caribbean has the second highest HIV prevalence rate in world, after sub-Saharan Africa, and AIDS is a leading cause of death among 15-44 year-olds in the region.
  • Women aged 15 and over comprise an increasing share of those with HIV/AIDS in the region, now accounting for 53% of adults aged 15 and over estimated to be living with HIV/AIDS, up from 46% in 2001.
  • The epidemic has always affected those who are young, and young people continue to be at risk. Young women are especially vulnerable. In some countries, HIV/AIDS prevalence rates among young women aged 15–24 are two to three times higher than rates among young men in the same age group.
CAREC, a public health information, service and consulting organization, dedicated to being the best at providing information that people need to improve health and prevent disease in the Caribbean.

You can use the drop down menu to see the stats on different Caribbean countries.

When No One is Looking (2012) is based on the screenplay of local photographer and artist Zahra Airall. The short film is an ABS TV Production in collaboration with the Caribbean Broadcast Media Partnership on HIV/AIDS.

The film features the talent of Antiguan playwright Owen Jackson and newcomers to the screen Zarah Airall, Elijah James, and Walter Armstrong.

It centers around three characters; a married man about to have a baby with his wife, whose past suddenly comes back to haunt him; a young man who experiences rejection from his father; and a child who is abused by a family member.

The project was funded by the Caribbean Broadcast Media Partnership on HIV/AIDS. It premiered on Monday January 2, 2012 at 9 pm on ABS Television.


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