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

by David France

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Published 21st September 2017, 640 pages
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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 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.

‘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

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How to Survive a Plague: The Story of How Activists and Scientists Tamed AIDS
by David France

ISBN
9781509839407

Publisher
Pan Macmillan

Binding
Paperback

Publication date
Sept. 21, 2017

Dimensions
19.7cm x 13.0cm x 4.0cm

Page count
640 pages