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** Ronald Reagan doesn't come off very well, either.


* DeadpanSnarker: The people with AIDS in San Francisco exchange [[GallowsHumor sick jokes]] at support meetings.



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* IgnoredExpert

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** Ronald Reagan doesn't come off very well, either.
* IgnoredExpertIgnoredExpert: Many of them.


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* OffTheRecord: Happens once when "a reporter" at the ''San Francisco Chronicle'' (heavily implied to be Shilts himself) hands his editor a study acquired this way from the San Francisco Department of Health. He then "accidentally" drops a feminine pronoun, which leads his editor to deduce (correctly) that the study came from Selma Dritz, who "in news circles, was considered only slightly less credible than God."


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* ReassignedToAntarctica: The final fate of Don Francis.


* ItHasOnlyJustBegun: ->'''Dr. Mervyn Silverman''': I'm afraid we're not in the middle of an epidemic. This is the beginning.

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* ItHasOnlyJustBegun: ->'''Dr.ItHasOnlyJustBegun:
-->'''Dr.
Mervyn Silverman''': I'm afraid we're not in the middle of an epidemic. This is the beginning.


''And the Band Played On: Politics, People, and the AIDS Epidemic'' was a chronicle of the early history of the AIDS virus, written by gay American journalist and author Randy Shilts. It is better known for the [[Film/AndTheBandPlayedOn 1993 HBO film adaptation]].

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''And the Band Played On: Politics, People, and the AIDS Epidemic'' was a chronicle of the early history of the AIDS virus, written in 1987 by gay American journalist and author Randy Shilts. It is better known for the [[Film/AndTheBandPlayedOn 1993 HBO film adaptation]].


* HistoricalVillainUpgrade: In the book (and subsequent film), flight attendant Gaetan Dugas is portrayed as a DepravedHomosexual who deliberately spread HIV around (although the book carefully refrains from accusing him of any malicious intent--mostly painting him as someone who was in a pathological state of denial). In recent years, Shilts' former editor has admitted that he had encouraged Shilts to find a "villain" for the story, and that since Dugas had been erroneously dubbed "Patient Zero" by the CDC in a 1984 study, had been known to be promiscuous even after being diagnosed with HIV, and was already dead when the book was being written, he was seen as the best candidate.

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* HistoricalVillainUpgrade: In the book (and subsequent film), flight attendant Gaetan Dugas is portrayed as a DepravedHomosexual who deliberately spread HIV around (although the book carefully refrains from accusing him of any malicious intent--mostly painting him as someone who was in a pathological state of denial). In recent years, Shilts' Shilts's former editor has admitted that he had encouraged Shilts to find a "villain" for the story, and that since Dugas had been erroneously dubbed "Patient Zero" by the CDC in a 1984 study, had been known to be promiscuous even after being diagnosed with HIV, and was already dead when the book was being written, he was seen as the best candidate.



* ItHasOnlyJustBegun: ->'''Dr. Mervyn Silverman''': I'm afraid we're not in the middle of an epidemic. This the beginning.

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* ItHasOnlyJustBegun: ->'''Dr. Mervyn Silverman''': I'm afraid we're not in the middle of an epidemic. This is the beginning.



* VeryLooselyBasedOnATrueStory: The sections based on Gaetan Dugas' escapades were exaggerated; as mentioned above, Shilts was encouraged by his editor to play up Dugas' promiscuity.

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* VeryLooselyBasedOnATrueStory: The sections based on Gaetan Dugas' escapades were exaggerated; as mentioned above, Shilts was encouraged by his editor to play up Dugas' Dugas's promiscuity.


* HistoricalVillainUpgrade: In the book (and subsequent film), flight attendant Gaetan Dugas is portrayed as a DepravedHomosexual who deliberately spread HIV around (although the book carefully refrains from accusing him of any malicious intent--mostly painting him as someone whowas in a pathological state of denial). In recent years, Shilts' former editor has admitted that he had encouraged Shilts to find a "villain" for the story, and that since Dugas had been erroneously dubbed "Patient Zero" by the CDC in a 1984 study, had been known to be promiscuous even after being diagnosed with HIV, and was already dead when the book was being written, he was seen as the best candidate.

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* HistoricalVillainUpgrade: In the book (and subsequent film), flight attendant Gaetan Dugas is portrayed as a DepravedHomosexual who deliberately spread HIV around (although the book carefully refrains from accusing him of any malicious intent--mostly painting him as someone whowas who was in a pathological state of denial). In recent years, Shilts' former editor has admitted that he had encouraged Shilts to find a "villain" for the story, and that since Dugas had been erroneously dubbed "Patient Zero" by the CDC in a 1984 study, had been known to be promiscuous even after being diagnosed with HIV, and was already dead when the book was being written, he was seen as the best candidate.


* BuryYourGays: Shilts mainly focused on the impact of AIDS on the LGBT community (especially those of San Francisco and New York City). He was critized for his converage by critics for neglecting to delve into the effect of AIDS on other risk groups who were also heavily impacted (the poor, the hemophiliacs, drug users, Haitians, etc).

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* BuryYourGays: Invoked. Shilts mainly focused on the impact of AIDS on the LGBT community (especially those of San Francisco and New York City). He was critized for his converage by critics for neglecting to delve into the effect of AIDS on other risk groups who were also heavily impacted (the poor, the hemophiliacs, drug users, Haitians, etc).

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* TragicAIDSStory: It is literally in the title, and especially well done with the statistics are people view given.


* AnachronicOrder

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* AnachronicOrderAnachronicOrder: The book starts with the death of the actor Rock Hudson, before jumping back to the beginning of the AIDS Crisis 5 years earlier.



* BuryYourGays

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* BuryYourGaysBuryYourGays: Shilts mainly focused on the impact of AIDS on the LGBT community (especially those of San Francisco and New York City). He was critized for his converage by critics for neglecting to delve into the effect of AIDS on other risk groups who were also heavily impacted (the poor, the hemophiliacs, drug users, Haitians, etc).



* GoodVictimsBadVictims

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* GoodVictimsBadVictimsGoodVictimsBadVictims: The book heavily condemns the mainstream newspapers for failing to cover AIDS until AIDS has spread outside the homosexual community into the wider heterosexual world.


* HistoricalVillainUpgrade: In the book (and subsequent film), flight attendant Gaetan Dugas is portrayed as a DepravedHomosexual who deliberately spread HIV around. In recent years, Shilts' former editor has admitted that he had encouraged Shilts to find a "villain" for the story, and that since Dugas had been erroneously dubbed "Patient Zero" by the CDC in a 1984 study, had been known to be promiscuous even after being diagnosed with HIV, and was already dead when the book was being written, he was seen as the best candidate.

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* HistoricalVillainUpgrade: In the book (and subsequent film), flight attendant Gaetan Dugas is portrayed as a DepravedHomosexual who deliberately spread HIV around.around (although the book carefully refrains from accusing him of any malicious intent--mostly painting him as someone whowas in a pathological state of denial). In recent years, Shilts' former editor has admitted that he had encouraged Shilts to find a "villain" for the story, and that since Dugas had been erroneously dubbed "Patient Zero" by the CDC in a 1984 study, had been known to be promiscuous even after being diagnosed with HIV, and was already dead when the book was being written, he was seen as the best candidate.


* ItHasOnlyJustBegun: ->"'Dr. Mervyn Silverman'": I'm afraid we're not in the middle of an epidemic. This the beginning.

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* ItHasOnlyJustBegun: ->"'Dr. ->'''Dr. Mervyn Silverman'": Silverman''': I'm afraid we're not in the middle of an epidemic. This the beginning.


* ItHasOnlyJustBegun: ->''Dr. Mervyn Silverman'': I'm afraid we're not in the middle of an epidemic. This the beginning.

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* ItHasOnlyJustBegun: ->''Dr. ->"'Dr. Mervyn Silverman'': Silverman'": I'm afraid we're not in the middle of an epidemic. This the beginning.beginning.
* LethalDiagnosis: Lots of them.


* ItHasOnlyJustBegun: ->'''Dr. Mervyn Silverman''': I'm afraid we're not in the middle of an epidemic. This the beginning.

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* ItHasOnlyJustBegun: ->'''Dr. ->''Dr. Mervyn Silverman''': Silverman'': I'm afraid we're not in the middle of an epidemic. This the beginning.


* ItHasOnlyJustBegun: '''Dr. Mervyn Silverman''': I'm afraid we're not in the middle of an epidemic. This the beginning.

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* ItHasOnlyJustBegun: '''Dr.->'''Dr. Mervyn Silverman''': I'm afraid we're not in the middle of an epidemic. This the beginning.


* ObstructiveBureacrat

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* ObstructiveBureacratObstructiveBureaucrat

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