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Paying the Price (21/22)


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Grade Level: SrH-Adult
Producer: Bullfrog Films
Closed Captioned: No
Running Time: 27 mins
Country of Origin: Great Britain
Study Guide: No

Copyright Date: 2001
Available in French: No

In a hospital in Uganda, 14-year-old Vincent is being treated for cryptococcal meningitis, contracted as a result of AIDS. Underweight, frightened and wracked with pain, he is one of literally millions of AIDS orphans across Africa who will die in the next ten years unless life-saving antiretroviral drugs become more widely available. But at current prices, the drugs are just too expensive for most African countries. This program from the City Life series investigates the background to AIDS treatment in Africa, reports of the success of the Ugandan program, and asks why the South African government is still refusing to authorize a national program of treatment for AIDS.