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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.
4th South African AIDS Conference in Durban in 2009. Interview with Broadway Actress Sheryl Lee Ralph, Founder and Ceo of the DIVA Foundation. Here she talks about human rights and the stigma towards men who have sex with men and people living with HIV/AIDS.
Katharina Lindahl, Secretary General of RFSU, talks about the Swedish HIV prevention campaigns by RFSU and Aidsdelegationen in the early 1990's, and the importance of targeting youth of today with messages of HIV prevention.
This film tells the US story of the AIDS epidemic starting in the early 1980's. Scientists and activists, both pioneers and youths of today, talk about research, prevention, treatment and care. They also discuss stigma, homophobia and poverty as closely related to HIV and AIDS.
First part of the interview with the American AIDS activist and founder of Project Inform, Martin Delaney, in 2006. He talks about the HIV/AIDS policy of the current and previous American Presidents, and reflects on his experiences of the start of AIDS in the 80's.