1 Mar 2017

David France - How to Survive a Plague

From Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan, 3:10 pm on 1 March 2017
How to Survive A Plague by David France

In the early 1980s, a diagnosis of AIDS was a death sentence, and the US government was doing nothing about it. 

A determined group of activists, who knew nothing about medicine or immunology turned their anger into action and helped develop the drug treatment that is saving so many lives today. 

David France tells the story of how scientists and citizens came together to halt the AIDS epidemic.  His book  is called How to Survive a Plague: The inside story of how citizens and science tamed aids.

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