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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.
XIX International AIDS Conference opening ceremony. Speeches by the Elizabeth Taylor award winners of 2012, political and religious leaders, leaders of international agencies such as UNAIDS, IAS, The Global Fund, The World Bank and UN, and many other delegates.
XIX International AIDS Conference. Paul Nsubuga Semugoma from the Global Forum on MSM and HIV, talks about the situation of men who have sex with men in Uganda and how stigma and discrimination interferes with the work to prevent HIV and end AIDS.
XVII International AIDS Conference in Mexico City. Maria Alcalde, Deputy Director of International Planned Parenthood Federation, talks about sex education in Latin America. Jon O'Brien, President of Catholics for Choice talks about comprehensive sexuality education.
XVII International AIDS Conference in Mexico City. Interviews with Jasmine Burnett from the Black AIDS Institute in the United States, Yvette Fleming from Stop AIDS Now in the Netherlands and David Lush from Positive Vibes in Namibia, among others.
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.