He is one of the longest-term survivors of HIV/AIDS. After losing loved ones to AIDS, he joined the front lines of a movement that later changed the world’s response to HIV/AIDS. This is the story of Eric Sawyer and his fight against the AIDS epidemic since the 1980s.

21st Century: Episode # 132

Producer: Bingying Liu
Videographers: Bingying Liu and Joon Park
Editors: Bingying Liu and Joon Park
Archive Footage Courtesy of: UNAIDS, Tony Arena, James Wentzy, Eric Sawyer, World Science Festival, Global Citizen, UN Audiovisual Library, National LGBT Museum, Pandemic: Facing AIDS, NBCUniversal Archives
Special Thanks to: UNAIDS, Eric Sawyer, Tony Arena, Nick Van Eyck