Viral: The Fight Against AIDs in America

By Ann Bausum

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Publisher Penguin Random House Imprint Viking ISBN


Awards and Honors SLJ Best Books - 2019

Viral: The Fight Against AIDs in America

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Discrimination: Reference/Discussion,Drugs/Alcohol/Tobacco: Drug Use/Abuse,Language: Homophobic Slur,Language: Mild Language,Sexual Content: Strong Sexual Content/Themes

Thirty-five years ago, it was a modern-day, mysterious plague. Its earliest victims were mostly gay men, some of the most marginalized people in the country; at its peak in America, it killed tens of thousands of people. The losses were staggering, the science frightening, and the government’s inaction unforgivable. The AIDS Crisis fundamentally changed the fabric of the United States.

Viral presents the history of the AIDS crisis through the lens of the brave victims and activists who demanded action and literally fought for their lives. This compassionate but unflinching text explores everything from the disease’s origins and how it spread to the activism it inspired and how the world confronts HIV and AIDS today.

Author’s note. Time line. Additional resources. Source notes. Bibliography. Index. Black-and-white photographs, charts, and reproductions.
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