How to Survive a Plague : The Story of How Activists and Scientists Tamed AIDS, Hardback

How to Survive a Plague : The Story of How Activists and Scientists Tamed AIDS Hardback

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'This superbly written chronicle will stand as a towering work in its field' Sunday Times 'Inspiring, uplifting and necessary reading' - Steve Silberman author of Neurotribes, Financial Times How to Survive a Plague by David France is the riveting, powerful and profoundly moving story of the AIDS epidemic 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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  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 640 pages
  • Publisher: Pan Macmillan
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: HIV / AIDS: social aspects
  • ISBN: 9781509839384

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