Watch 'Frontline: The Age of AIDS' and listen to a talk by a nurse with expertise in HIV/AIDS
On the 25th anniversary of the first diagnosed cases of AIDS, journalists from PBS' "Frontline" examined one of the worst pandemics the world has ever known. The University of St. Thomas will show "Frontline: The Age of AIDS" over two nights.
The first night will feature the medical and scientific mystery that emerged in 1981 when five gay men in Los Angeles were diagnosed with a new disease. The story then moves from the mysterious virus to the fear, stigma and political controversies surrounding HIV infections.
The first half will be shown at 6 p.m. Thursday, March 8, in 3M Auditorium, Owens Science Hall. Ken Rodgers, an educator and nurse with expertise in HIV/AIDS, will speak following the showing.
The second half of "Frontline: The Age of AIDS" will be shown on Wednesday, April 25.
The events are sponsored by the UST Office of Service Learning and made possible by a grant from Minnesota Campus Compact.