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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.
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.
XIX International AIDS Conference in Washington D.C. The speakers are the HIV/AIDS activists Phil Wilson and Cornelius Baker, Dr Sheldon Fields and Gregorio Millet from CDC who is also the Senior Advisor in the US Office of National AIDS Policy.
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.
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.
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.
XVII International AIDS Conference in Mexico City. Interview with Dr Mervyn Silverman from San Francisco, who has been active in the AIDS movement since the early 80's. Here he reflects on the leadership of UNAIDS Director Peter Piot.
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.
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.