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How to Survive a Plague

Synopsis
Filmmaker David France tracks the efforts made by activist groups ACT UP and TAG (Treatment Action Group) to convince the government and the pharmaceutical industry to speed up human trials of experimental drugs that ease the suffering of HIV/AIDS patients. Thanks to their tireless efforts, HIV/AIDS would eventually become a manageable condition, rather than a death sentence.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Year of release
2014
Subjects
Social Studies
Keywords
AIDS; HIV; homosexuality; pharmaceutical industry; social action; drug development

Credits

Director
David France

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 2 PAL
Price
£12.99
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
110 minutes
Year
2014

Distributor

Name

Network

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01992 657707
Address
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Notes
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