A Positive Life: Portraits of Women Living with HIV

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Running Press, Oct 1, 1997 - Health & Fitness - 128 pages
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She could be your mother, your sister, your neighbor, your colleague. She's just like anyone you know, except she's living with HIV. The women portrayed in this profoundly moving volume of essays and photographs speak openly about their feelings and their hopes, while conveying what it is like to be, in the author's words, "a woman living with a disease that provokes anger, hatred and denial, yet somehow inspires in us equal measures of compassion, faith, and humanity". As Huston, who is HIV positive herself, has written, "like many of the women in this book, I have frequently been misquoted, misunderstood, or censored beyond all recognition. Quite simply, I want these women to tell their remarkable stories".River Huston is a well-known writer, poet, activist, and public speaker on the subject of HIV and AIDS. She has appeared on many television programs, including Good Morning America and Day & Date. She has spoken at numerous public forums, from schools and universities to national and international conferences. She writes a regular column for POZ magazine.Award-winning photographer Mary, Berridge is a graduate of the Yale Uni

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Although women are the fastest-growing segment of the population becoming infected with HIV, their experiences have long been slighted by the media. This work begins to remedy that situation by ... Read full review

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