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How to Survive a Plague:
The Inside Story of How Citizens and Science Tamed AIDS

David France, Dr. Mark H. Katz
In conversation with Tony Valenzuela
December 1, 2016

In his new book, How to Survive a Plague, David France– the creator of the Oscar-nominated seminal documentary of the same name– offers a definitive history of the battle to halt the AIDS epidemic, on World AIDS Day. Joined by Dr. Mark H. Katz, a physician activist on the frontlines of the affected HIV community of Southern California, and Tony Valenzuela, a longtime community activist and writer whose work has focused on LGBT civil rights, sexual liberation, and gay men’s health, France shares powerful, heroic stories of the gay activists who refused to die without a fight.

ALOUD would like to thank the ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives for contributing photographs for this program. Learn more about the collection and upcoming exhibitions at
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