How to Survive a Plague

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 practiced worldwide.

How to Survive a Plague

  • How to Survive a Plague: The Story of How Activists and Scientists Tamed AIDS | Paperback
    ISBN: 9781509839407
    Publisher: Pan Macmillan
    Publication Date: 21 Sep 2017
    Genre: Cultural & Social History - Non-Fiction
    Pages: 640
    Dimensions: 131 x 197 x 41 (mm)
    Language: English

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