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How to Survive a Plague

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How to Survive a Plague Synopsis

The riveting, powerful and profoundly moving story of the AIDS epidemic.

Winner of the Baillie Gifford Prize for Non-Fiction
Winner of The Green Carnation Prize for LGBTQ literature
Winner of the Lambda Literary Award for LGBT non-fiction
Shortlisted for the Wellcome Book Prize 2017

How to Survive a Plague is a social and scientific history of AIDS, and the grass-roots movement of activists, many of them facing their own life-or-death struggles, who grabbed the reins of scientific research to help develop the drugs that turned HIV from a mostly fatal infection to a manageable disease. Around the globe, the 15.8 million people taking anti-AIDS drugs today are alive thanks to their efforts. Not since the publication of Randy Shilts's now classic And the Band Played On in 1987 has a book sought to measure the AIDS plague in such brutally human, intimate, and soaring terms. Weaving together the stories of dozens of individuals, this is an insider's account of a pivotal moment in our history and one that changed the way that medical science is practised worldwide.

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ISBN: 9781509839407
Publication date: 21st September 2017
Author: David France
Publisher: Picador an imprint of Pan Macmillan
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 640 pages
Primary Genre History
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