AIDS Documentary

The Fire Within is an illuminating story of two people with singular spirit. Bob Bowers is a long-term AIDS survivor. Shawn met him 10 years ago and in spite of his disease, she married him six months later. To this day she remains HIV-negative.

This clip records Shawn’s participation in a 7-day, 575-mile bike ride as she tries, in some measure, to replicate Bob’s everyday battles and victories. What are the psychosocial effects of AIDS? How can stress-reduction treatment affect the emotional and physical state of someone with AIDS?

How do programs like the one featured in this video (now called AIDS/LifeCycle) help motivate people infected with AIDS?