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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2009-11-24
  • Publisher: Candlewick
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What is it like to be affected by HIV/AIDS? A moving first-person account offers insight and basic facts. ONE DAY I FOUND OUT THAT SOMEONE I KNOW MY BROTHER-IN-LAW, JAY HAD HIV/AIDS. AT THE MOMENT I HEARD HIS DIAGNOSIS, I REALIZED THAT I HAD STEPPED INTO THE QUICKSAND OF A NEW AND TERRIBLE WORLD AND I WAS SINKING FAST. 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.

Table of Contents

Why I Wrote This Book: The Still Hidden World of HIV/AIDS in Americap. 1
Quicksand: Jay's Diagnosisp. 8
False Fears: Ways the Virus is Not Spreadp. 23
Trapped by Stigma: Keeping Jay's Secretp. 34
Hit by a Ton of Bricks: The Emotional Tollp. 45
Slowly Stealing Life: Jay's Treatment and Side Effectsp. 53
Lifelines: Still be a Friendp. 63
Many Small Deaths: Jay's Final Daysp. 69
A Vision of Hope: Another, Family Storyp. 83
Where to Find More Information about HIV/AIDSp. 86
Glossaryp. 90
Bibliographyp. 95
Thank You!p. 99
Indexp. 100
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