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Love Is the Cure: On Life, Loss, and the End of AIDS

by Elton John Author

In the 1980s, Elton John saw countless friends and loved ones perish needlessly from AIDS. After befriending and then subsequently witnessing the death of young Ryan White, an Indiana boy ostracized because of his HIV infection, Elton came to two realizations: one, that his own life was a mess, and two, that 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, and since its founding, the Elton John AIDS Foundation has raised and donated over $275 million to fighting the disease worldwide. This memoir includes stories of Elton's life helping to combat AIDS, and his deeply personal account of his life witnessing death upon death during a harrowing era serves as an inspiring call to action.