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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.
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.
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.
Dr Ingrid van Beek from the Sydney Medically Supervised Injecting Centre (MSIC), a program offering HIV testing, counseling, needle-exchange and methadone programs. She talks about the challenges and successes of the Australian AIDS response.
This production from 1990 debates the worldwide HIV/AIDS situation for women and children. The stigmatization of female sexuality is considered the primary reason of women's particularly exposed situation when it comes to sexually transmitted diseases.
This is the short version of the production Crossover, from 1988. It revolves around the global AIDS situation in the late 80's, with a particular focus on youth, social structures, poverty and stigma. Full version is also available in the archive.
This production was made as the opening film for the IV International AIDS Conference in Stockholm in June 1988. It gives a broad representation of the global AIDS situation in the late 1980's, and has a particular focus on social structures, poverty and stigma.
In this film clip, a man working in the laboratory at Prince Williams Hospital in Sydney shows some of the HIV tests and talks about the Australian AIDS situation.
Julie and Ken from the Australian Prostitutes Collective talk about their program for HIV/AIDS prevention among female and male sex workers, among which one third are also IV drug users. APC offers social support, needle exchange and sex education.
Unknown politician from the Australian government talks about the Australian AIDS situation and the hospitals capacity.