2001 Outreach Edited

Archive ID: 2001_outreach_edited

In 2002, a Face of AIDS film team documented the HIV epidemic in Russia in the film Outreach. The epidemic in Russia at the time was described as a hidden disaster, ready to explode. In a time of post-Soviet Union chaos, heroin was booming, making drug users the first line of victims together with sex workers and gay men. The film team met with representatives of UNAIDS, Medecins du Monde, Info Plus Center, and the Orthodox Christian Church. The film highlights the conflict between different approaches to the problem.