HIV/AIDS is still a very real threat in Kenya, where more than 1.6 million people are living with the virus. For gay and transgender men, the rates are even higher. But there is hope.
A once daily medication known as pre-exposure prophylaxis or PrEP is allowing men to prevent infection before they are exposed to the virus, giving high-risk communities the ability to live and love freely without the fear of contracting HIV/AIDS.
Following the story of Cash, the three-part series shows his journey of living as a gay man in Nairobi, learning about PreP and ultimately deciding to take control of his health - and life.
The Let’s Get Real films are one of the first to be planned, scripted, acted and edited alongside Kenya’s gay and transgender community. The story is theirs alone; I was just lucky enough to bring it to life.
Watch the three part series below.