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How to Survive a Plague
How to Survive a Plague
How to Survive a Plague
Genre Documentary
Running Time 109 min
MPAA rating Unrated
Release Date Sep 21, 2012
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How to Survive a Plague

This is the story of how activism and innovation turned AIDS from a death sentence into a manageable condition. Despite having no scientific training, these self made activists infiltrated the pharmaceutical industry and helped identify promising new drugs, moving them from experimental trials to patients in record time. Faced with their own mortality, an improbable group of mostly HIV---positive young men and women broke the mould as radical warriors taking on Washington and the medical establishment.… Show more

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September 28, 2012 - Boston.com - By Wesley Morris, Globe Staff

Sometimes when the gay activist and playwright Larry Kramer goes on a tear, when he really lays into somebody about being politically lazy or not wearing a condom, you can feel inadequate, like just getting up every day and breathing isn’t enough. You hear rage, and you actually have to stop and ask yourself: Did I fight for something today? And then realize that the answer is “no,” that all you did was go to work, buy a $90 T-shirt, come home, and watch a rerun of “Will & Grace.”

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