HIV & Aids

  1. Don't Die of Ignorance

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    Video caption: Norman Fowler recalls his time leading the British government's response to AIDS.

    Norman Fowler recalls his time leading the British government's response to AIDS in the 1980s, and the development of one of the UK's most-famous public health campaigns.

  2. The Beginning

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    Video caption: When the first cases of AIDS emerged in New York, gay men responded with fear and denial.

    When the first cases of AIDS emerged in New York, gay men responded with fear and denial. Peter Staley recalls the emergence of a new 'gay cancer' in the early 1980s.

  3. Omnibus 2

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    Video caption: Remembering the early years of the AIDS crisis, through the stories of people who lived it

    Remembering the early years of the AIDS crisis, as told through the stories of people who lived through it - from AIDS activists to those who ran the black market Buyers Clubs.

  4. The End of HIV/AIDS?

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    Video caption: How close are we to eradicating epidemic levels of HIV - and do we need a cure to do so?

    The 'triple cocktail' was a game-changer in treating HIV/AIDS when it arrived in 1996 - but there is still no cure. But could the drugs we have at hand still help eradicate HIV?

  5. The Doctor

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    Video caption: The story of the UK's first research into AIDS, which began in 1982.

    In 1982 Jonathan Weber pioneered AIDS research in the UK, when he led the treatment of 400 patients at St Mary's Hospital in Paddington.

  6. Ward 5B

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    Video caption: In 1983 the first ward dedicated to AIDS opened at the San Francisco General Hospital.

    In 1983 the first ward dedicated to the treatment of AIDS opened at the San Francisco General Hospital. Alison Moed Paolercio remembers her time as one of the ward's first nurses.

  7. The AIDS Denialists

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    Video caption: How conspiracy theories and denial had devastating consequences in the fight against AIDS

    How conspiracy theories and denial about the causes of AIDS had devastating consequences in the fight against HIV/AIDS in South Africa.

  8. ACT UP Fights Back

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    Video caption: How ACT UP led the fight for the rights of those affected by HIV-AIDS in America

    How ACT UP led the fight for the rights of those affected by AIDS in America and won numerous concessions from US government agencies, improving access to life-saving treatment.

  9. The Atlanta Buyers Club

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    Video caption: Underground buyers clubs sold experimental AIDS drugs before regulators approved them.

    Buyers clubs were underground operations that sold experimental AIDS drugs before they were approved by regulators. Christopher Harris tells the story of running Atlanta's club.

  10. The Decimation of a Scene

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    Video caption: AIDS hit London's gay scene hard in the 1980s but the community rallied to raise awareness

    When AIDS hit London’s gay scene in the early 1980s, many of those affected faced prejudice and fear, but the community soon rallied to raise awareness.

  11. The AZT Price War

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    Video caption: In 1987 the drug AZT was seen as a breakthrough in fighting AIDS - but it was expensive.

    In 1987 the drug AZT was seen as a breakthrough in fighting AIDS - but it had a hefty price tag. This is the story of how activists took on a drugs company to lower its price.

  12. Omnibus 1

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    Video caption: Remembering the early years of the Aids epidemic, as told by those who lived through it.

    Remembering the early years of the HIV-Aids epidemic, as told through the stories of people who experienced it first hand, from patients to medical staff.