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How to Survive a PlagueDavid has been on leave from magazine journalism to complete a major project on AIDS. His film HOW TO SURVIVE A PLAGUE had its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival in January 2012. His book is due from Knopf in 2013.

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RECENT PROJECTS

Pictures From a Battlefield
MARCH 25, 2012, New York
Twenty-five years ago, a group of young men and women started an organization called ACT UP to fight an enemy that, at the time, seemed almost unbeatable.


Another Kind of AIDS Crisis
NOVEMBER 9, 2009, New York
A striking number of HIV patients are living longer but getting older faster -- showing early signs of dementia and bone weakness usually seen in the elderly.


The Catskills Gas Rush
SEPTEMBER 22, 2008, New York
It was a weekend house -- until I got a letter from the landman, telling me I was living on a huge, untapped source of natural gas. Riches beckoned. How much were my environmental principles really worth?


Another AIDS Casualty Another AIDS Casualty
APRIL 7, 2008, New York
Dr. Ramon Torres was a hero on the front lines against the epidemic for over a decade. It was when the war began to be won that he got lost.


We All Forgot the Condom We All Forgot the Condom
SEPTEMBER 2008, GQ
With every new setback and breakthrough--including sensational word of a new "morning after" pill--gay men have been changing their behavior, adopting ingenious methods to keep the virus at bay. As a result, the one commandment of the past twenty-five years "always wear a condom" is fast becoming a relic.







BIO
David France
A former Newsweek senior editor, David France is a contributing editor for New York magazine. His work is published widely, including in GQ, the New York Times Magazine , The New Yorker , Vanity Fair , and Rolling Stone . He has written three books, including "Our Fathers," an acclaimed investigation of the Catholic Church sexual abuse crisis, and the New York Times bestseller "The Confession," with Governor James E. McGreevey. Several films have been inspired by his work, beginning with "Thanks of a Grateful Nation," a controversial Showtime miniseries about the first Gulf War, and the Peabody Award winner "Soldier's Girl," about a private's murder. "Our Fathers," a Showtime adaptation of his book, was nominated for Emmys and a Writers Guild of America award. A graduate of Kalamazoo College, France now lives in New York City and New Kingston, New York.


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