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Nicklas Dennermalm worked with the Face of AIDS Archive back in 2001-2002, documenting the HIV epidemic in Russia. The result was a short film called Outreach, in which he highlighted the different approaches to the problem. He now works with RFSL Stockholm (The Swedish Federation for LGBTQ People’s Rights) with HIV prevention, and is affiliated with Karolinska Institutet, department of Public Health Sciences.
This is the story about Steve Sjöquist - writer, HIV activist and deacon at Karolinska Universitetssjukhuset in Stockholm. Steve was diagnosed with HIV in 1987 and he was one of the first Swedish AIDS patients to get the new antiretroviral therapy in 1996. It saved his life.
Staffan Hildebrand returns to Australia, where he started his project of documenting the AIDS epidemic in 1988, and to Cambodia where he first arrived in 1998. He interviews some of the scientists and activists who he met back then and displays some footage from the archive.
Hon. Dr Neal Blewett, Australian Minister for Health 1983-90, talks about how his visit to New York and San Francisco in the 1980s influenced the Australian bipartisan AIDS policies, how the policies were implemented, and what lessons could be learned from them. He also reflects on today's challenges, and Australia's responsibility to the South-East Asian countries.
Interview with David Cooper, Director of The Kirby Institute at the University of New South Wales.
Interview with Don Baxter, an HIV activist for more then 30 years, and cutaways in his home.
David Penington, Australian doctor, academic, Vice-Chancellor and director, discusses strategies in the Australian HIV response.
An interview with Brendan Crabb, President of Burnet Institute, on funding, the role of philanthropy, science today and in the future.
Sharon Lewin, Australian Infectious Disease physician and researcher, talks about the advances in HIV research and challenges for the future.
Living with HIV in Sweden is the first extensive study in Sweden where quality of life has been studied among people living with HIV. In total, 1096 individuals responded to an anonymous survey that included different aspects of self-rated quality of life. The survey was available in 10 different languages. The study was performed at 15 healthcare units for infectious diseases in Sweden – that account for 75% of the HIV care in the country – and at two needle and syringe exchange clinics in Stockholm.
Steve Sjöquist comments on the play "Ömheten" at Stadsteatern in Stockholm.