Title: Viral: The Fight Against AIDS in America
By: Ann Bausum
Call #: YA 616.9792 Bausu.A
Viral takes a brutally honest look at the AIDS epidemic in the United States. Bausum sets the stage starting shortly after the Stonewall Riots. “Life before Stonewall had been filled with oppression, and life after Stonewall, for many gay men overflowed with liberation. But that was before what came next. And what came next was AIDS.” Viral tracks how the disease spread and the immense struggle to fund research and treatments for HIV and AIDS. It took decades, multiple presidential changes and tons of advocacy efforts to finally get AIDS the funding it so dearly needed. Viral is a must read not just for teens, but for adults too. This book paints a very hard and honest picture of the AIDS epidemic in the United States.