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How to survive a plague : the inside story of how citizens and science tamed AIDS / David France.

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  • 29 of 31 copies available at NC Cardinal. (Show)
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Albert Carlton - Cashiers Community Library 362.1969 F (Text) 39493108085152 Adult Nonfiction Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780307700636
  • ISBN: 0307700631
  • Physical Description: x, 624 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illlustrations (chiefly color) ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2016.

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Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
When it rains, it pours. Independence Day ; Early thinking ; Compromised ; Doubt all things ; A man reaps what he sows -- Incurable romantics. Life, apparently ; Paranoid fantasies ; Testing limits ; Warfare -- An ounce of prevention. The barricades, 1987 ; Things fall apart ; Terminal velocity ; Against nature ; Denial ; Madness -- Revolt of the guinea pigs. New beginnings ; Days of desperation ; Life ; The old days -- Epilogue: For dear life.
Summary, etc.:
The definitive history of the battle to halt the AIDS epidemic, and the powerful stories of the gay activists who refused to die without a fight. France tells the story of the men and women who watched their friends and lovers fall: ignored by public officials, religious leaders, and the nation at large. Confronted with shame and hatred, they 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.
Subject: HIV-positive persons > New York (State) > New York.
AIDS activists > New York (State) > New York.
AIDS (Disease) > Research > New York (State) > New York.
AIDS (Disease) > Treatment > New York (State) > New York.

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