Wrestling with AIDS

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KQED special report by Randy Shilts from December 14th 1989 examining the ethical and moral challenges raised by the AIDS epidemic in San Francisco. Includes interviews with AIDS patients, activists, insurers, politicians and physicians. Also features scenes from an Act Up demonstration (and clash with police) in downtown San Francisco, archival footage of AIDS reports from the early 1980s and views of many public hearings and speeches relating to AIDS. This program was produced by Georgia Smith and Michael Schwarz.

Originally aired on
KQED
Date aired
12/14/89
Recording medium
3/4" U-matic video tape
58:33
Rights for this video belong to
NCPB/KQED
Type of material
special report
Identifier
36-846-6
Views
4926

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Sobering watching this. We still have some of the same issues today 30 years later. Going into 2020 not much has changed really. Still no cure or vaccine. People are just living with a chronic illness for the rest of their lives with awful side effects. 

I would like to see what the next 30 years will be like.

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