American Masters

How Dr. Fauci handled the AIDS crisis

Clip: 03/21/2023 | 4m 34s  | Video has closed captioning.

Dr. Fauci's response to the AIDS crisis in the 1980s was first widely criticized by LGBTQIA+ activists. "We wanted treatment because we were sick ... And that's what led us to you," said AIDS activist David Barr. However, in later years he became a widely respected ally, eventually developing lifelong friendships with the activists.

Aired: 03/21/23

Rating: NR

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