After over five years in the making, 'After 82' finally brings to the screen the untold personal stories of the AIDS pandemic in the UK. The documentary looks back to the very early days of the pandemic when there were no medications and a positive result meant almost certain death. For many of those featured they have never spoken openly to the media about those traumatic early days and 'After 82' is the first and only time they will do so. The documentary features interviews with the Actor Jonathan Blake, many people may remember Jonathan was portrayed in the film Pride by the actor Dominic West (who narrates the documentary) What many won’t know is that Jonathan has lived with the virus for over thirty years. Dr. Rupert Whitaker was just nineteen when he fell in love with Terry Higgins. The romance was not to last as Terry sadly died from AIDS complications on the 4th July 1982 making him one of the first people to die from an AIDS related illness in the UK. Rupert also discovered that he too was HIV positive and given eighteen months to live. Lord Norman Fowler was part of Margaret Thatcher’s government and is the only man to have changed her mind about the AIDS crisis in the UK. Thanks to his persistence and massive campaign surrounding HIV/AIDS during the eighties, HIV infections started to drop. He has now become one of the most respected ministers in the UK and gay community for his tireless work surrounding HIV/AIDS. The documentary features many other interviews from people with stories from the time that which for so many, they will never forget. The stories from the early years of the pandemic could be echoed many times over, 'After 82' ensures that those voices will never be forgotten.

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