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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 in Washington. Epidemiologist Christopher Beyrer from Johns Hopkins University talks about exclusion of injecting drug users, men who have sex with men and sex workers - in the global HIV/AIDS response.
XIX International AIDS Conference in Washington D.C. Bertrand Audoin, Executive Director of the International AIDS Society (IAS), talks about the two main obstacles as he sees it, convincing on financial investments in HIV/AIDS and working against stigma.
XIX International AIDS Conference. Red Ribbon award with UNAIDS Director Michel Sidibé, Crown Princess of Norway Mette-Marit, Myanmar stateswoman Aung San Suu Kyi, US politician Jim McDermott, French minister Marisol Touraine and award winners.
XIX International AIDS Conference. Panel discussion on youth HIV/AIDS activism focusing on stigma and discrimination, internet and social media in the HIV/AIDS response and how to influence political leaders and older generations to take action.
XIX International AIDS Conference in Washington D.C. Memory session of the AIDS activist Robert Carr, discussing discrimination of women, MSM, sex workers and drug users as well as people living with HIV/AIDS, and tributing Robert's work and friendship.
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. 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.
The Scottish singer Annie Lennox holds a speech in Spanish in connection with the XVII International AIDS Conference in Mexico City in 2008.
XVII International AIDS Conference in Mexico City. Red Ribbon Award ceremony with Peter Piot and Lars Olof Kallings. Ban-Ki Moon, Secretary-General of the United Nations, holds a speech about stigma and discrimination of people living with HIV/AIDS.
Cutaways from a march against homophobia, stigma and discrimination in Mexico City. A woman shows a book called Homophobia written by the author Fernando del Collado. She tells about the book.
Cutaways from a demonstration against homophobia, stigma and discrimination during the International AIDS Conference in Mexico City in 2008. March and speakers.