How to Survive a Plague

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How to Survive a Plague tells the story of two activist groups, ACT-UP and TAG, and their struggle to present AIDS as a serious public health concern. In the early years of the AIDS epidemic, politicians, religious groups, and Wall St. viewed AIDS as a minor, “gay disease.” LGBT activist groups fought to change these beliefs, and their impact is examined in this film.