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  • See how two grassroots coalitions fought to turn AIDS from a death sentence into a manageable condition.

    See how two grassroots coalitions fought to turn AIDS from a death sentence into a manageable condition.

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  • Scene from How to Survive a Plague.

    Scene from How to Survive a Plague.

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  • Scene from How to Survive a Plague.

    Scene from How to Survive a Plague.

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  • Scene from How to Survive a Plague.

    Scene from How to Survive a Plague.

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  • Scene from How to Survive a Plague.

    Scene from How to Survive a Plague.

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  • Scene from How to Survive a Plague.

    Scene from How to Survive a Plague.

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  • Director, David France

    Director, David France

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The Film

How to Survive a Plague is the story of two coalitions — ACT UP and TAG (Treatment Action Group) — made up of self-made activists, many of them HIV-positive, who challenged the pharmaceutical industry, then helped it to identify promising new drugs, moving them from experimental trials to patients in record time.

The Filmmaker

  1. David FranceDirector