RT Video/DVD DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 70280747 LA Closed-captioned. T1 The age of AIDS A1 Simone, Renata,, Cran, William,, Barker, Greg,, Lyman, Will,, WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.),, Paladin InVision, Ltd.,, Silverbridge Productions,, Channel Four (Great Britain),, WGBH Educational Foundation,, PBS Home Video,, PB PBS Home Video PP [Alexandria, Va.] YR 2006 SN 0793692237 9780793692231 AB Part one follows the trail of a medical mystery which began in 1981 when five gay men in Los Angeles were diagnosed with a deadly new disease. Traces the international response in the first years of the epidemic, contrasting moments of inspirational leadership with the tragedy of missed opportunities. Reveals the astounding spread of the infection to over 70 million infections in 2006. Part two explores the chasm that emerged between rich and poor following the development of the miraculous "triple cocktail" HIV treatment. While the discovery seemed to signal a new era in which AIDS was no longer a fatal disease, the high price of the drugs meant they were unaffordable to patients in developing nations. Also examines the next wave of the AIDS epidemic in some of the most populous and strategically important nations in the world, including Russia, India and China, and tracks the same pattern of official denial and political indifference that characterized the epidemic in so many other countries.