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How to Survive a Plague

how_to_survive_a_plague_smallGenre: Documentary, History; Rated NR, 120 min.; 2012. 

NOMINATED FOR AN ACADEMY AWARD FOR BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE

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 nenew 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.

 

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