How We Lost the War Against AIDS
How We Lost the War Against AIDS is a documentary film that hasn’t been made yet. It will be made in the year 2030. The setting will be the 28th International AIDS Conference in Durban, South Africa, in July of 2030. The documentary will focus on a panel of experts looking back on what will, by then, be a fifty-year history of one of the worst epidemics the world has ever known. The panel will be called “How We Lost the War Against AIDS” because the panelists live in a future in which HIV and AIDS have made a strong resurgence. They will discuss the great progress that had been made in the 2000’s and early 2010’s, and the tragic mistakes that were made in the late 2010’s, leading to a human catastrophe.
Although the documentary film hasn’t been made yet, there is already a trailer. If we pay attention to the trailer, perhaps the documentary film itself will never have to be made.
David Barstow has written a book called HIV and AIDS in 2030: A Choice Between Two Futures, a story about the future of HIV and AIDS. In fact, it is a story about two very different futures; one in which HIV and AIDS have made a strong resurgence during the 2020’s, and one in which HIV and AIDS have been eliminated as threats to public health by 2030.