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AIDS in America : a history

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Summary:From San Francisco, the epicenter of the AIDS explosion, to the Bronx, notorious for its injected drug abuse, this program examines how AIDS took hold in the U.S. during the early 1980s and the advances being made toward a cure. Noted journalist David Perlman, of the San Francisco Chronicle; pioneering epidemiologist Dr. Selma Dritz; Dr. Robert Gallo, co-discoverer of the retrovirus HIV1; Dr. Anthony Fauci, head of AIDS research in America; and others offer insights into life with AIDS, the disease's African roots, medical advances such as AZT and protease inhibitors, and the boost to AIDS awareness given by celebrities.
Contributor:Hildebrand, Staffan
Kallings, Lars Olof
Provider:Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm)
Place of origin – Continent:North America
Place of origin – Country:United States of America
Place of origin – Region:New Jersey
Topical subjects:AIDS (Disease) -- Social aspects -- Developing countries
AIDS (Disease) -- Social aspects -- Africa, Sub-Saharan
AIDS (Disease) -- Social aspects -- United States
AIDS (Disease) -- United States -- History
Genre:Documentary films
Credits:Director, Staffan Hildebrand ; scientific advisor, Lars-Otto Kallings ; camera, Daniel Espinosa, Gunnar Heliström ; editor, Per Legelius ; music, Magnus Andersson.
Repository:Nonprint Media Services
Browse terms:Personal and Family Lives
Science, Technology
Films@UM Browse terms:Health, Family Studies
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