More than 30 million people are infected - there is still no vaccine and no cure. In our theme on HIV you will meet the researchers who are waging the battle that may appear hopeless, but that is not so.
Pop star Andreas Lundstedt was unwilling to accept that he had contracted HIV. He did not say anything to the people around him and did not bother to take his medication.
Orphaned children in Africa who are not receiving HIV medicine or a young Swede who is ashamed of being HIV positive – Anna Mia Ekström is on their side. Meet a researcher with a passion for justice.
As a young doctor, Anders Sönnerborg was confronted by early Swedish AIDS cases. Meeting the dying patients become the start of his career in HIV research.