Countdown to Zero is a VICE on HBO special report on the fight to end AIDS. It will focusing on the breakthroughs in cure, prevention and treatment including finding a cure. The documentary aired on HBO and had its World Premiere on Tuesday, December 1, (World AIDS Day 2015).
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The special, hosted by VICE founders and correspondents Shane Smith and Suroosh Alvi, goes inside the search for a cure and preventative vaccine that could bring about the first AIDS-free generation in decades. From the high-tech American labs, to the South African clinics participating in the largest vaccine trial in history, VICE sits down with patients, policymakers, activists, and researchers leading the international charge for an AIDS-free world.
In addition to medical researchers, Smith sits down with President George W. Bush at the Bush Institute on SMU’s campus in Dallas to discuss the success of the United States-led PEPFAR (President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief) initiative. And Alvi travels to Rwanda with Bono, the lead singer of U2 and co-founder of (RED) and ONE, to see PEPFAR in action.
The Berlin Patient (Timothy Ray Brown), will be interviewed, the first person in the world cured of HIV, as well as a visit to the Fred Hutch Cancer Research Center in Seattle to take a look at the state of AIDS Cure Research.
“HIV is the epidemic of our modern age. We’re on the brink of scientific developments that will end the disease for good—but it isn’t gone yet,” says Smith. “Millions are still being infected every year. This documentary is a comprehensive look at the state of HIV/AIDS today, how far we’ve come in fighting it, and how far we still have to go.”
VICE on HBO special report on the fight to end AIDS. Focusing on the breakthroughs in prevention and treatment (and cure), the documentary will be available on HBO NOW and HBO GO. The documentary aired on HBO and launched on Tuesday, December 1, (World AIDS Day 2015).