26 best Disease documentaries answer your hardest questions about health

RTD’s disease documentaries investigate all kinds of exotic, infamous and mysterious conditions. Our films meet those afflicted with scarily infectious diseases, from Ebola survivors in West Africa to patients at a specialist leprosy unit in Russia. Our disease documentaries probe some of the biggest health scandals of our time, from Britain’s HIV contamination of haemophiliacs to the over-prescription of psychiatric drugs in the United States. RTD meets those fighting to have their electro-sensitivity to Wi-Fi recognised as a medical condition.

Disease documentaries
HIV is one of the most dreaded viruses of our time. Knowing you were exposed to it because of a health authority decision, as in Britain’s contaminated blood scandal, adds a sense of injustice to the difficulties of living with the disease.