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The End of Innocence: Britain in the Time of AIDS


The End of Innocence: Britain in the Time of AIDS

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    Available in PDF Format | The End of Innocence: Britain in the Time of AIDS.pdf | English
    Simon Garfield(Author)
Published to coincide with World AIDS Day, this book looks at a decade of AIDS in Britain. As well as the 8000 who have died, some 20,000 are infected with HIV, and many more carry the virus unknowingly. With no cure or even a vaccine in sight, and growing evidence of complacency, AIDS is still one of the greatest post-war challenges the UK faces. This book covers every significant development of the disease, from the early ignorance and panic to the emergence of AIDS as a good cause taken up by Sir Ian McKellen, George Michael and the Princess of Wales. The author uses information supplied by doctors, scientists, government ministers and civil servants, as well as interviews with leading entertainment figures such as Stephen Fry, Elton John and the late Derek Jarman.

Simon Garfield was born in 1960. He is the author of Expensive Habits: The Dark Side of the Industry, The End of Innocence: Britain in the Time of AIDS, which was awarded the Somerset Maugham Prize, The Wrestling, The Nation's Favourite: The True Adventures of Radio 1, Mauve, The Last Journey of William Huskisson, The Error World and the Mass Observation trilogy Our Hidden Lives, Private Battles and We Are At War. Mini: the True and Secret History of the Making of a Motor Car was published in 2009. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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  • PDF | 336 pages
  • Simon Garfield(Author)
  • Faber & Faber; First Edition edition (21 Nov. 1994)
  • English
  • 2
  • Health, Family & Lifestyle

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  • By Guest on 24 June 2017

    Provides a brilliant overview of the AIDS crisis in Britain, focussing not only on gay and bisexual men with the disease but also on haemophiliacs and drug users, along with what the British government did in order to try and stop the spread of AIDS. A good book to read in order to really understand how AIDS impacted Britain during the 1980s and 1990s.

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