How To Survive A Plague: The Inside Story Of How Citizens And Science Tamed Aids

Author(s): David France
A 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. This is the story of the men and women who, watching their friends and lovers fall, ignored by public officials, religious leaders, and the nation at large, and confronted with shame and hatred, chose to fight for their right to live. We witness the founding of ACT UP and TAG (Treatment Action Group), the rise of an underground drug market in opposition to the prohibitively expensive (and sometimes toxic) AZT, and the gradual movement toward a lifesaving medical breakthrough. This is an insider's account of a pivotal moment in the history of American civil rights.--From statement provided by publisher.
Format: Book
Call Number: 362.19 Fra
See Also: The Lambda Literary Awards - (LGBTQI)