The Origins of AIDS
We're still unsure how the AIDS epidemic began. Between 1957 and 1960, Hilary Koprowski was researching a cure for polio. He manufactured a vaccine from monkeys, probably chimps, and injected it into almost one million Africans. This award-winning documentary suggests that as scientists tried to rid the world of one disease, they may have caused another epidemic.
Also includes: The Bicycle. Follow Pax Chingawale as he cycles from village to village in Zomba District, Malawi, fighting AIDS at the grassroots. Pax volunteers with Dignitas International, headed up by Dr. James Orbinski, who accepted the Nobel Peace Prize for 'Medecins Sans Frontieres'.
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