In 1996 an outbreak of syphilis struck a group of teenagers in the affluent community of Conyers, Georgia. When epidemiologists interviewed the victims, they were shocked by what they heard: children as young as fourteen named scores of sexual partners, others told of orgies and sex parties. FRONTLINE uncovers the roots of the Conyers syphilis epidemic and reveals a community struggling with teenage drug use, sex, aimlessness, and cynicism.
Producer: Rachel Dretzin
Production Year: 1999