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How To Survive A Plague 2012


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  • 120 minutes

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How To Survive A Plague is the untold story of the efforts that turned AIDS into a mostly manageable condition - and the improbable group of young men and women who, with no scientific training, infiltrated government agencies and the pharmaceutical industry, and helped identify promising new compounds, moving them through trials and into drugstores in record time. These drugs saved their lives and ended the darkest days of the epidemic, while virtually emptying AIDS wards in American hospitals. With unfettered access to a treasure trove of never-before-seen archival footage from the 1980s and 90s, filmmaker David France puts the viewer smack in the middle of the controversial actions, the heated meetings, the heartbreaking failures, and the exultant breakthroughs of heroes in the making.

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