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Love is the cure : on life, loss and the end of aids
Love is the cure on life loss and the end of aids Author:Elton John In the 198o's, Elton John saw friend after friend, loved one after loved one perish needlessly from Aids. In the midst of the plague, he befriended Ryan White, a young Indiana boy ostracized by his town and school because of the HIV infection he had contracted from a blood transfusion. Ryan's inspiring life and devastating death led Elton to two... more » 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 stigma of Aids. He has done this through the Elton John Aids Foundation, which has raised and donated $ 275 million to date to the fighting of the disease worldwide. Love is the cure is Elton's personal account of his life during the aids epidemic , including stories of his close friendships with Ryan White, Freddie Mercury, Princess Diana, Elizabeth Taylor and others, and the story of the Elton John Aids Foundation. With powerful conviction and emotional force, Elton conveys the personal toll Aids has taken on his life and his infinite determination to stop its spread. Elton says, " This is a disease that must be cured not by a miraculous vaccine but by changing hearts and minds and through a collective effort to break down social barriers and to build bridges of compassion. Why are we not doing more? This is a question I have thought deeply about and wish to answer and help to change by writing this book."« less