We previously told you about a new VICE special report called Countdown to Zero, about the search for an AIDS vaccine. The documentary aired last night on HBO in conjunction with World AIDS Day. Today, the cable subscription network made the entire documentary available to the public, posting it to its YouTube channel.
From HBO’s YouTube posting:
Humanity may be on the cusp of the first AIDS-free generation in decades. Research into a cure is progressing at a remarkable pace, and this treatable disease is now being beaten in global hot spots by access to health care and prevention methods.
Ranging from high-tech American labs, where the DNA of HIV-positive patients is being edited to resist the virus, to South African clinics that are participating in the largest vaccine trial in history, VICE SPECIAL REPORT: COUNTDOWN TO ZERO goes inside the search for the cure and a preventative vaccine that could eliminate AIDS.
The special report, hosted by VICE founders and correspondents Shane Smith and Suroosh Alvi, features interviews with policymakers, activists, researchers and patients including President George W. Bush and Bono among many others.
Watch Countdown to Zero in full, below: