Recently, artists have begun to examine the early years of the AIDS epidemic in New York with a new lens. The Oscar-nominated documentary "How to Survive a Plague"
and Jim Hubbard and Sarah Schulman's "United In Anger: A History of ACT UP"
promote the efforts of activist groups like ACT UP and TAG (Treatment Action Group) during a time when politicians
and the National Institutes of Health
were grappling with the onset of the crisis. "This is the worst disaster in history that you're talking about,"
Larry Kramer once said in an interview with PBS Frontline.
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