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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.
Interview with Hon. Dr Neal Blewett, Australian Minister for Health 1983-90, on the Australian HIV response.
Interview with David Cooper, Director of The Kirby Institute at the University of New South Wales.
Interview with Don Baxter, an HIV activist for more then 30 years, and cutaways in his home.
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.
Steve Sjöquist comments on the play "Ömheten" at Stadsteatern in Stockholm.
Interviews with young HIV and AIDS activists from Cambodia, Mexico, Sweden, South Africa, and the United States, on youth, HIV and AIDS.
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.