The Truth About HIV


‘The Truth about HIV’ explores the latest science around HIV, showing how far we’ve come in the last 30 years, but also how far we still have to go. Presented by Dr Chris van Tulleken, this 60 minute documentary for BBC One tells the story of where we are with HIV in the world right now. The story is told through scientists at the cutting edge of research, health professionals and, most importantly, through hearing the human stories of lives affected by the virus. Taking a sensitive look at the fight against HIV, the film aims to dispel the myths and challenge the stigma that still surrounds the virus.


More information about the programme can be found here.


First broadcast: 25th May 2017 – 9pm on BBC ONE.




The Guardian – “Dr Chris Van Tulleken gave us a harrowing, fascinating and ultimately uplifting tale of modern disease and modern medicine in last night’s ‘The Truth About HIV’ (BBC1)


The Telegraph – “The ever-engaging Dr Chris van Tulleken was our expert guide in this measured and informative film, which examined the latest treatments and asked if the virus could ever be eradicated for good.”


The Huffington Post – ‘”An intriguing and informative watch”.