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Searching for Hawa's secret

Author: National Film Board of Canada.; First Run/Icarus Films.
Publisher: New York, NY : First Run/Icarus Films, 1999.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Canadian scientist Frank Plummer discovered that a small group of sex workers in the Nairobi shanty-town seemed to be immune from HIV. He believed a vaccine for HIV might come from duplicating whatever it was that make this group of women immune.
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Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: National Film Board of Canada.; First Run/Icarus Films.
OCLC Number: 45448813
Language Note: Closed-captioned for the hearing impaired.
Credits: Directed by Larry Krotz ; produced by Joe MacDonald ; narration written by Larry Krotz ; camera, Charles Lavack, Brian Rougeau ; editors, Steve Weslak, Neila Benson ; narrator, David Fox ; music, Glenn Buhr.
Performer(s): Narrator, David Fox.
Description: 1 videocassette (47 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
Details: VHS.
Responsibility: produced by the National Film Board of Canada.

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Canadian scientist Frank Plummer discovered that a small group of sex workers in the Nairobi shanty-town seemed to be immune from HIV. He believed a vaccine for HIV might come from duplicating whatever it was that make this group of women immune.

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Canadian microbiologist, Frank Plummer, arrived in Nairobi, Kenya in 1981, before the onset of the AIDS epidemic. Since that time, approximately 30 million people have been infected with this deadly disease; 70% of whom live in sub-saharan Africa. While providing medical care to the hundreds of women...
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