Quicksand

Quicksand

HIV/AIDS in Our Lives

eBook - 2009 | 1st ed.
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Weaving together her own story with straightforward questions and answers, the author explains the real ways that HIV/AIDS can be transmitted and explores the common experiences and emotions that might be encountered by friends and family members of someone who has the virus. She also discusses why HIV/AIDS is often still kept a secret and the importance of treating this condition like any other. With up-to-date medical information that has been thoroughly vetted by experts, this first-person narrative offers an invaluable look at what it is like to watch someone you know battle HIV/AIDS.
Publisher: Somerville, Mass. : Candlewick Press, 2009.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780763662059
0763662054
Characteristics: 1 online resource.
Contents: Why I wrote this book: the still hidden world of HIV/AIDS in America
Quicksand: Jay's diagnosis
False fears: ways the virus is not spread
Trapped by stigma: keeping Jay's secret
Hit by a ton of bricks: the emotional toll
Slowly stealing life: Jay's treatment and side effects
Lifelines: still be a friend
Many small deaths: Jay's final days
Vision of hope: another family story.
Summary: Weaving together her own story with straightforward questions and answers, the author explains the real ways that HIV/AIDS can be transmitted and explores the common experiences and emotions that might be encountered by friends and family members of someone who has the virus. She also discusses why HIV/AIDS is often still kept a secret and the importance of treating this condition like any other. With up-to-date medical information that has been thoroughly vetted by experts, this first-person narrative offers an invaluable look at what it is like to watch someone you know battle HIV/AIDS.

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