- Additional Details
- Format: Closed-Captioned, DVD-Video, NTSC
- Rating: Not Rated
- Number of Discs: 1
- Run Time: 50 Minutes
- Region: Region 1
- Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
- Language: English
- Studio: A&E Home Video
- DVD Release Date: July 16, 2001
This unflinching investigation explodes the dangerous idea that the AIDS crisis has passed.
Many Americans hold the misguided idea that the AIDS crisis has largely passed, that the disease is now manageable and a cure is coming. Unfortunately, it is just this belief that is fueling a new wave of cases as the epidemic spreads.
INVESTIGATIVE REPORTS™ interviews doctors, social workers and AIDS patients from every demographic to show the real face of the disease today. With a million Americans currently HIV Positive, and a growing number of them not responding to the latest drug therapies, the medical situation stands in stark contrast to the complacency documented in communities across the nation. By tracing the path of one medication--Calanolide A--AIDS IN AMERICA shows the hope and disappointment that accompanies every possible breakthrough. And by talking to those at the front line of the ongoing fight, a disturbing picture of a disease and people's views of it emerges.
Now, more than ever, AIDS is not a "gay," "junky," or "minority" disease; it is a threat to everyone who is sexually active.