To mark WORLD AIDS DAY Tilda Swinton gives her support to the groundbreaking work of ICCARRE and Dr Jacques Leibowitch, the French immunologist at the forefront of a series of trials looking at the effects of reducing HIV medication in the treatment of patients.
During two clinical trials involving 94 patients taking the standard “triple cocktail” combination of drugs, seven days a week, Dr Leibowitch reduced their treatment plan to just four days a week with 100% success rate. The relief of both the psychological and the physical consequences of daily medication is immeasurable.
This celebratory video choreographed by Blanca Li with its message of the tenets of care, support, harmony and balance, was shot in one afternoon by creative director and Tilda’s long-time collaborator Jerry Stafford. The stunning soundtrack of Nick Cave’s moving Love Letter completes the dance so perfect.
ICCARRE (in English the name translates as “taken in short cycles, anti-retrovirals remain effective.”) believes with its work France should, within three years, be the first country to adopt a HIV/AIDS treatment plan that benefits patients by reducing their medication by 156 days per year in complete safety.