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HIV and AIDS history

"Killer in the village" BBC Horizon (1983)

A rise in the demand for Pentamidine to treat pneumocystis pneumonia alerted health authorities to HIV/AIDS. First transmitted in 1983, Horizon traces the spread of AIDS across America. AIDS - Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome - was only named in 1982, and was still largely unknown. This programme follows the search for a cause and cure, and asks whether the seeds of a spreading epidemic had already reached London.

Horizon: Killer in the Village, 1982-1983 | BBC | 55m 45s

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