AIDS Britain 1987
digital file Colour Sound 1987 23:05
Summary: A film about the various government funded programmes being set up in the UK to combat the spread of HIV and AIDS in 1987. The initiatives include counselling, specialist hospital wards, a public education strategy, charity work and a clean needle programme for drug users. Experts in each field are interviewed about the programmes they are working on. 3 segments.
Title number: 18136
LSA ID: LSA/21293
Description: Segment 1 A man who contacted HIV through treatment for haemophilia is seen. The voiceover explains that he is being provided with counselling. Riva Miller, counsellor, is interviewed about why people who have contracted HIV and AIDS need counselling. The national training centre for HIV counsellors is seen, with Jonathan Grimshaw training counsellors. Scientific researcher Prof. Robin Weiss is interviewed about how research into HIV and AIDS is progressing and in what directions it needs to progress. A ward at Middlesex Hospital that was specially built for patients with AIDS is shown. Nurse Jacqui Elliott is interviewed about the ward and the care it provides. Time start: 00:00:00:00 Time end: 00:07:17:11 Length: 00:07:17:11 Segment 2 Prof. Michael Adler explains how HIV is contracted and passed on, as well as how it can not be passed on. He says that a national stategy is needed and that the NHS and social services need to be aware of what is required of them. Minister for Health Tony Newton explains what the government is doing in terms of public education. Examples of radio, newspaper and television advertisements are shown. Director Nicholas Rogue is seen making an AIDS awareness advert. Healthline, a telephone helpline service set up with a government grant, is seen. The director, Tony Flower, explains how the helpline works. Time start: 00:07:17:11 Time end: 00:16:07:03 Length: 00:08:49:17 Segment 3 A television advert by the AIDS charity Terence Higgins Trust is shown. The charity's administrator, Nick Partridge, explains what the charity does. The voiceover explains that drug users who share needles can pass on HIV to each other, and so a programme to provide clean needles has been started. Dave Turner of SCODA (Standing Conference on Drug Abuse) explains how the programme works. Time start: 00:16:07:03 Time end: 00:23:05:09 Length: 00:06:58:06
Further information: This video was made from material preserved by the BFI National Archive.
Keywords: Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome; Public Health; HIV
Locations: United Kingdom