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Ronald D. Stall, professor focusing his work on AIDS and behavioral research, talks about the behavior changes within the homosexual community in the Castro District which had one of the highest HIV prevalences in North America in 1988.
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.
Mechai Viravaidya, also known as "Mr Condom", educates people in night clubs, bars and on the streets about the use of condoms to prevent HIV/AIDS.
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.
A Philippine teacher talks about how Western, liberal values on sex is a threat to the youth. He also talks about tourism as an aspect of HIV transmission, and fears that the Philippine government suppresses information about AIDS to protect the tourist industry.
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.
Dr Uthai Sudsukh, a leading thai policy maker on ministry of health and involved in the Thai national AIDS program, talks about the Thailand AIDS situation in 1988 and the current health policy.
Unknown politician from the Australian government talks about the Australian AIDS situation and the hospitals capacity.
Continuation of the interview with Elaine and her husband Hubby. They talk about their HIV diagnoses and relationship as a married couple, about safe sex as prevention of AIDS disease progression, and workplace discrimination.
Dr Robert Gallo is interviewed in the laboratory about the HIV virus and his ongoing work. He also talks with his team and discusses the question of international collaboration with Lars Olof Kallings. He answers questions about HIV and AIDS, drugs and promiscuity.
4th International AIDS Conference in Stockholm in 1988. Australian Judge Michael Kirby estimates the prevalence of HIV/AIDS and talks about the scientific discoveries so far. He reflects on the moral issues connected with AIDS and talks about stigma and civil rights.