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

David France

Format: Paperback / softback

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

Published: 21-09-2017


How to Survive a Plague is a social and scientific history of AIDS.

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Winner of the Baillie Gifford Prize for Non-FictionWinner of The Green Carnation Prize for LGBTQ literatureWinner of the Lambda Literary Award for LGBT non-fictionShortlisted for the Wellcome Book Prize 2017How 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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Weight 0.476 kg
Dimensions 40 × 130 × 197 mm
Page Count 640