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Love is the cure : on life, loss, and the end of AIDS

by John, Elton.

Format: Print Book 2012
Availability: Available at 5 Libraries 5 of 5 copies
Available (5)
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CLP - Allegheny Regional Non-Fiction Collection RC606.64.J64 2012
Location  CLP - Allegheny Regional
 
Collection  Non-Fiction Collection
 
Call Number  RC606.64.J64 2012
 
 
CLP - Main Library Second Floor - Non-fiction RC606.64.J64 2012
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Collection  Second Floor - Non-fiction
 
Call Number  RC606.64.J64 2012
 
 
Carnegie Library of Homestead Non Fiction 606.64 John
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Call Number  606.64 John
 
 
Carnegie Library of McKeesport Nonfiction 614.5993 J613
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Community Library of Allegheny Valley - Harrison Non Fiction 614.59 JOHN
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Summary
A deeply personal account of Elton John's life during the era of AIDS and an inspiring call to action.

In the 1980s, Elton John saw friend after friend, loved one after loved one, perish needlessly from AIDS. He befriended Ryan White, a young Indiana boy ostracized because of his HIV infection. Ryan's inspiring life and devastating death led Elton to two realizations: His own life was a mess. And he had to do something to help stop the AIDS crisis.

Since then, Elton has dedicated himself to overcoming the plague and the stigma of AIDS. The Elton John AIDS Foundation has raised and donated $275 million to date to fighting the disease worldwide. Love Is the Cure includes stories of Elton's close friendships with Ryan White, Freddie Mercury, Princess Diana, Elizabeth Taylor, and others, and the story of the Elton John AIDS Foundation.

Sales of Love Is the Cure benefit the Elton John AIDS Foundation.
Published Reviews
Publisher's Weekly Review: "In addition to having sold over 250 million records, John is a vocal advocate of AIDS awareness whose namesake foundation has raised over $275 million toward fighting the disease. Inspired by the bravery of Ryan White, a young Indianan who contracted AIDS via a blood transfusion, John embarked on a mission to educate others and eradicate the affliction. He admits that the fight against AIDS has been an uphill battle beleaguered by homophobia, ignorance, indifference, and stigmatization on the part of governments and citizens alike, and while he certainly isn't afraid to call out obfuscators, his aim is to make it clear that though treatments have come a long way, AIDS remains a very real threat to people around the world. Since 1992, the number of diagnosed cases of HIV/AIDS has risen from 1.5 million to 34 million. But it's not all bad news-John highlights efforts made in Louisiana and New York that have made a real difference in the lives of patients, as did the Clinton Foundation's efforts to make drugs more affordable. Nevertheless, John insists that it will take a great deal of resolve and commitment on the part of citizens, governments, and corporations to put an end to the disease. This inspirational cri de coeur is sure to encourage those in the trenches and compel those on the sidelines to get involved. (July) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."

Additional Information
Subjects John, Elton -- Anecdotes.
AIDS (Disease) -- Prevention.
AIDS (Disease) -- Popular works.
HIV infections -- Prevention.
HIV infections -- Popular works.
Publisher New York :Little, Brown and Co.,2012
Edition 1st ed.
Language English
Description vi, 243 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN 9780316219907
0316219908
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