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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.
Interview with David Cooper, Director of The Kirby Institute at the University of New South Wales.
David Penington, Australian doctor, academic, Vice-Chancellor and director, discusses strategies in the Australian HIV response.
XIX International AIDS Conference. The co-chair of this conference, Diane Havlir, has been working with HIV/AIDS since the early 80's at San Francisco General Hospital. Here she talks about the time of the outbreak and about the tools needed to end HIV and AIDS.
Staffan Hildebrand looks back on his 25 years of documenting the HIV and AIDS epidemic for the Face of AIDS Film Archive. The film portrays a shift from pessimism towards a growing optimism in the response to HIV and AIDS.
This film (in Swedish with English subtitles) focuses on the Swedish AIDS history. It consists of interviews with some of the pioneers who have been involved in the Swedish AIDS movement since the early eighties.
XVIII International AIDS Conference in Vienna. Interview with Richard Marlink, Professor at Harvard School of Public Health. He talks about a symposium on the history of HIV/AIDS and future strategies for ending AIDS, that was planned in Boston in 2011.
American actress Sharon Stone talks about her memories of Rock Hudson and her work with amfAR. She reflects on AIDS and stigma, how to reach out to young people, and the importance of communication in order to change the sexual behaviors of young people.
XVII International AIDS Conference in Mexico City. Interview with three pioneers in the HIV/AIDS response - Dr Mervyn Silverman, Dr Paul Volberding, and Dr Lars Olof Kallings. They talk about the history of the AIDS movement.
M.D. Mervyn Silverman is one of the pioneers in the HIV/AIDS epidemic. Here he talks about the shifts of topics on the International AIDS Conferences between 1985 and 2008, about the so called San Francisco Model of AIDS care, and about the closing of the Bathhouses.
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.
This is the third part of the interview with Dr Anthony Fauci. Here he talks about the American AIDS movement in the early 80's with activists such as the writer Larry Kramer in the frontline, and the time when he invited the leading activists up to his office.