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This is a pre-version of the documentary about the writer and AIDS activist, Steve Sjöquist, who was diagnosed with HIV in 1987. Steve was one of the first Swedish AIDS patients to get the new ARV medication in 1996, and it saved his life.
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.
The American actress Sharon Stone talks about her memories of Rock Hudson who died of AIDS in 1985. She reflects on the time of the AIDS outbreak and the fear and ignorance surrounding the disease in the 1980's.
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.
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.
Daria Hazuda from MSD explains the virology of HIV and talks about the past clinical studies on ARV, in particular integrase inhibitors, which she has been involved in. She also reflects on HIV as an exceptional virus and how to influence a new generation of HIV researchers.
The Swedish Writer Steve Sjöquist is interviewed about his life with HIV, the HIV situation in Sweden and the rest of the world and his views on the future of the epidemic.
Lars Olof Kallings talks about the global AIDS situation and what the international community can do. He reflects on the role of men, women and young people in the fight against AIDS, and stresses the importance of activists and voluntary organizations.
Flossie Wong-Staal is an American Molecular Biologist who has been influencial in the HIV/AIDS research since the start of the US AIDS epidemic. She is known as the first scientist to clone HIV. In this interview she talks about the work on HIV gene therapy.
MD Eric Sandström talks about the Swedish health care situation for people living with HIV and his personal experiences of working with HIV patients. He also talks about the advantages of early ARV treatment, and the organized HIV testing strategies in Sweden.
Fernando Aiuti is an Italian Immunologist who has been working on HIV/AIDS since the early 80's. In this interview he talks about the Italian AIDS situation, sexuality education and the scientific and clinical work in the field.
Interview with Agneta Dreber from Folkhälsomyndigheten (National Institute of Public Health) in Sweden. She talks about the Swedish HIV/AIDS situation, about sexuality education in schools and HIV/AIDS education in workplaces.