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Hunting the virus.


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A four part series examining the history of AIDS in the developed world and Africa, with particular reference to its effect on homosexual life in the U.S. and Britain. It traces the spread of the disease to heterosexuals, the role of blood transfusions and the dispute between the U.S.A. and France over the ownership of the HIV test. The action of gay pressure groups against pharmaceutical companies is given in detailed coverage. "Part 2: Hunting the Virus" The appearance of AIDS in Uganda (1982); competition between Dr. Robert Gallo (National Institutes for Health, U.S.) and the Institut Pasteur (Paris) to identify the virus and produce a diagnostic test and the resulting contention and scandal; it becomes apparent that AIDS in Africa is attacking heterosexuals.


[Place of publication not identified] : Channel 4 TV, 1993.

Physical description

1 videocassette (VHS) (60 min.) : sound, color, PAL.

Copyright note

Not known

Creator/production credits

Barraclough Carey Productions


  • English

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