Ending HIV in America

The decades-long fight against HIV may be at a tipping point, but the last mile is the hardest.


Written and Produced by:
Caleb Hellerman

Directed and Edited by:
Shayon Maitra

Narrated by
Jamie Effros

Executive Producers for Global Health Reporting Center
Janet Tobias
Rogger Lopez

Executive Producers for HHMI Tangled Banks Studios
Jared Lipworth
Sean B. Carroll



Almost 40 years after the discovery of HIV, could we be on the verge of ending the AIDS epidemic in America? As of 2019, in the U.S., there were only 34,000 new cases of the disease—a feat that once seemed near-impossible to achieve. How did scientists and the public health community tackle one of the most elusive deadly viruses to ever infect humans? Can innovative drugs bring new infections to zero? This is the story of an incredible scientific achievement and the public health work that still needs to be done to end HIV in America.