AIDS and American Apocalypticism

The Cultural Semiotics of an Epidemic

Author: Thomas L. Long

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 079148467X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 252

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Looks at how both anti-gay and AIDS activists use apocalyptic language to describe the AIDS crisis.

How to Survive a Plague

The Story of How Activists and Scientists Tamed AIDS

Author: David France

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 1509839410

Category: History

Page: N.A

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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 '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 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.