It’s A Sin creator Russell T Davies has rightly pointed out that Covid-19 is not the only pandemic of our lifetime, as he highlighted the HIV/Aids crisis of the 80s.
Davies said it was ‘strange’ listening to the radio and hearing presenters talking about coronavirus as ‘the one great virus’ to plague the population in recent years.
‘No, two, there have been two,’ he said.
The first case of HIV/Aids was reported in 1981 and this virus, although rare, continues to be one of the most prevalent and deadliest pandemics worldwide.
HIV continues to be a serious health issue for several parts of the world.
In 2018, it was reported that there were roughly 1.7 million new cases of HIV worldwide and there are 37.9 million people were living with the virus globally.
Davies’ new drama It’s A Sin follows the lives of a group of young gay men affected by the Aids crisis in the UK.
The showrunner explained that the Channel 4 series also acts as a warning to younger generations not to become complacent about the virus.
‘The world would still be better if an awful lot of people got tested,’ Davies said.
‘The numbers of people walking around untested with HIV is frightening. We do tend to talk as if it’s over just because there’s medication.’
He added: ‘There is apparently, a younger generation growing up thinking it’s fine because you can get medicine. No, you don’t want to be on medicine.’
It’s A Sin kicks off on Friday 22nd January at 9pm on Channel 4.
Credit: Original article published here.