How A City Stopped A PlagueStreaming Video - 2010
In 1981, the first case of AIDS was identified in the United States-and by the next year, the disease had traveled all the way to Sydney, Australia. Faced with a plague in the making, how did the Australian government clamp down on AIDS with such success? This program explains, reconstructing the radical three-pronged counterattack that united a strange coalition of bedfellows into an antivirus task force to be reckoned with. Tapping into networks of junkies, prostitutes, and sexually active gay men, Sydney's public health initiative-as pragmatic as it was unprecedented-encouraged the use of condoms, introduced a needle exchange for drug addicts, and created the shocking Grim Reaper advertising campaign. A useful platform for discussing matters of public health, infectious diseases, and gender discrimination.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, , c2007
Characteristics: 1 streaming video file (57 min.) :,sd., col., digital file
Alternative Title: How a City Stopped a Plague