How to Survive a Plague Pdf

How to Survive a Plague

Number of page: 640
Author: David France
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780451493309
Category: Health & Fitness

A definitive history of the successful battle to halt the AIDS epidemic, here is the incredible story of the grassroots activists whose work turned HIV from a mostly fatal infection to a manageable disease. Almost universally ignored, these men and women learned to become their own researchers, lobbyists, and drug smugglers, established their own newspapers and research journals, and went on to force reform in the nation’s disease-fighting agencies. From the creator of, and inspired by, the seminal documentary of the same name, How to Survive a Plague is an unparalleled insider’s account of a pivotal moment in the history of American civil rights.

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About The Author

David France is the author of Our Fathers, a book about the Catholic sexual abuse scandal, which Showtime adapted into a film. He coauthored The Confession with former New Jersey governor Jim McGreevey. He is a contributing editor for New York and has written as well for The New York Times. His documentary film How to Survive a Plague was an Oscar finalist, won a Directors Guild Award and a Peabody Award, and was nominated for two Emmys, among other accolades.


  • A Google UserA Google User
    Review: How to Survive a Plague: The Inside Story of How Citizens and Science Tamed AIDS From the creator of and inspired by the seminal documentary of the same name an Oscar nominee the definitive history of the successful battle to halt the AIDS epidemic, and the powerful, heroic stories of the gay activists who refused to die without a fight. Intimately reported, this is the story of the men and women who, watching their friends and lovers fall, ignored by public officials
  • Rebecca PandolphRebecca Pandolph
    While quite lengthy, the pacing was good with an undercurrent of urgency. The interlacing of personal stories with the bigger events made it a very engaging work.
  • Ben AvelardeBen Avelarde
    Nonsense! First of all AIDS was never tamed.There is still a rampant AIDS Epidemic in Africa and some other third world countries.Its not prevalent in the US because of awareness and how to prevent the disease.Also its a known fact that the majority of HIV cases are spread through homosexuals and drug users. Look up the statistics.
  • RidgewayGirlRidgewayGirl
    LibraryThing Review David France’s book, How to Survive a Plague: The Inside Story of How Citizens and Science Tamed AIDS isn’t a carefully balanced account of the work done to find ways to treat AIDS. It also isn’t
  • froxgirlfroxgirl
    LibraryThing Review A different angle taken by this author than that of And The Band Played On by Randy Shilts, another classic history of AIDS in America. France’s book is almost 100% from the NYC perspective and
  • Susanne CaroSusanne Caro
    How To Survive a Plague: The Inside Story of How Citizens and Science Tamed AIDS Prepare to have your heart buoyed and broken in this riveting account of the response to the AIDS epidemic that’s as educational as it is difficult to put down. Based on thorough research and the
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