AIDS – Science, Society and Sex


A film from a series programmes in Granada’s hypotheticals format, in which leading professionals react to hypothetical situations reflecting the dilemmas they face. With a moderator keeping the discussion going at a lovely pace, the participants are oftened coaxed or goaded into making extremely revealing statements. ‘A fascinating series’ The Observer 1987

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Year Produced: 1987
Running time: 60 minutes
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This film deals with the dilemmas faced by doctors and others dealing with AIDS. Among those taking part are Dr Charles Farthing, an AIDS specialist from St Stephen’s Hospital, London: Dr John Harvard, Secretary of the British Medical Association: Dr Mervyn Silverman, Director of Public Health in San Francisco 1977 – 1985 and Sir Gerald Vaughan MP, UK Minister for Health 1979 – 1982.

This film made in 1987 reflects the medical understanding and language of the time it was made. The imagery and film quality may not be to modern standards but is useful for archival use.

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