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And the Band Played on: Politics, People, and the AIDS Epidemic

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Is the end of HIV upon us? Award-winning research scientist and HIV fellow at the Ragon Institute, Nathalia Holt, reveals the science behind the discovery of a functional cure and what it means for the millions affected by HIV and the history of the AIDS pandemic.

Two men, known in medical journals as the Berlin Patients, revealed answers to a functional cure for HIV. Their cures came twelve years apart, the first in 1996 and the second in 2008. Each received his own very different treatment in Berlin, Germany, and each result spurred a new field of investigation, fueling innovative lines of research and sparking hope for the thirty-four million people currently infected with HIV. For the first time, Nathalia Holt, who has participated in some of the most fruitful research in the field, tells the story of how we came to arrive at this astounding and controversial turning point.

Holt explores the two menand#8217;s stories on a personal level, looking at how their experiences have influenced HIV researchers worldwideand#151;including one very special young family doctor who took the time to look closely at his patientsand#151;and how they responded to their medications.

Based on extensive interviews with the patients and their doctors as well as her own in-depth research, this book is an unprecedented look at how scientists pursue their inquiries, the human impact their research has, and what is and is not working in the relationship between Big Pharma and medical care.

Synopsis:

Upon it's first publication twenty years ago, And The Band Played on was quickly recognized as a masterpiece of investigatve reporting. An international bestseller, a nominee for the National Book Critics Circle Award, and made into a critically acclaimed movie, Shilts' expose revealed why AIDS was allowed to spread unchecked during the early 80's while the most trusted institutions ignored or denied the threat.  One of the few true modern classics, it changed and framed how AIDS was discussed in the following years. Now republished in a special 20th Anniversary edition, And the Band Played On remains one of the essential books of our time.

About the Author

RANDY SHILTS was one of the first journalists to recognize AIDS as an important national issue and, in the early 1980s, he began to report on AIDS full time for the San Francisco Chronicle, making him the only journalist to do so. He was also the author of The Mayor of Castro Street: The Life and Times of Harvey Milk and Conduct Unbecoming: Gay and Lesbians in the U.S. Military.  Shilts died of AIDS-related complications in early 1994.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

Dramatis Personae

The Bureaucracy

Prologue

 
Part I. Behold, A Pale Horse

1. The Feast of the Hearts

 
Part II. Before/1980

2. Glory Days

3. Beaches of the Dispossessed

4. Foreshadowing

5. Freeze Frames

 
Part III. Paving the Road/1981

6. Critical Mass

7. Good Intentions

8. The Prettiest One

9. Ambush Poppers

10. Golf Courses of Science

11. Bad Moon Rising

 
Part IV. The Gathering Darkness/1982

12. Enemy Time

13. Patient Zero

14. Bicentennial Memories

15. Nightsweats

16. Too Much Blood

17. Entropy

18. Running on Empty

19. Forced Feeding

20. Dirty Secrets

21. Dancing in the Dark

 
Part V. Battle Lines/January—June 1983

22. Let It Bleed

23. Midnight Confessions

24. Denial

25. Anger

26. The Big Enchilada

27. Turning Points

28. Only the Good

29. Priorities

30. Meanwhile

31. AIDSpeak Spoken Here

32. Star Quality

 
Part VI. Rituals/July—December 1983

33. Marathons

34. Just Another Day

35. Politics

36. Science

37. Public Health

38. Journalism

39. People

 
Part VII. Lights & Tunnels/1984

40. Prisoners

41. Bargaining

42. The Feast of the Hearts, Part II

43. Squeeze Play

44. Traitors

45. Political Science

46. Downbound Train

47. Republicans and Democrats

48. Embarrassed

49. Depression

50. The War

 
Part VIII. The Butcher's Bill/1985

51. Heterosexuals

52. Exiles

53. Reckoning

54. Exposed

55. Awakening

56. Acceptance

57. Endgame

 
Part IX. Epilogue/After

58. Reunion

59. The Feast of the Hearts, Part III

 
Notes on Sources

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780312374631
Author:
Shilts, Randy
Publisher:
Griffin
Author:
Shilts, Randy
Author:
Holt, Nathalia
Subject:
General
Subject:
General History
Subject:
AIDS & HIV
Subject:
Diseases - AIDS & HIV
Subject:
History
Subject:
AIDS (Disease)
Subject:
AIDS (Disease) -- Social aspects.
Subject:
AIDS (Disease) -- History.
Subject:
Health and Medicine-Medical Specialties
Subject:
United States - 20th Century
Subject:
Disease & Health Issues
Copyright:
Edition Number:
Revised Edition
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20071131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
6 halftone illustrations and a timeline
Pages:
656
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 1.3 lb
Age Level:
from 18

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Upon it's first publication twenty years ago, And The Band Played on was quickly recognized as a masterpiece of investigatve reporting. An international bestseller, a nominee for the National Book Critics Circle Award, and made into a critically acclaimed movie, Shilts' expose revealed why AIDS was allowed to spread unchecked during the early 80's while the most trusted institutions ignored or denied the threat.  One of the few true modern classics, it changed and framed how AIDS was discussed in the following years. Now republished in a special 20th Anniversary edition, And the Band Played On remains one of the essential books of our time.
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