Being positive : the lives of men and women with HIV /

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Author / Creator:Klitzman, Robert.
Imprint:Chicago : Ivan R. Dee, 1997.
Description:xii, 244 p. ; 22 cm.
Subject:HIV infections -- Psychological aspects.
HIV-positive persons.
HIV infections -- Psychological aspects.
HIV-positive persons.
Format: Print Book
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ISBN:1566631645 (alk. paper)
Notes:Includes index.
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Klitzman's book is a powerful presentation of the stories of more than 30 people with HIV. These gay and straight men and women come from a variety of backgrounds and experiences. Klitzman manages to cover the long chronology of AIDS using the voices of his clients. Jargon and scientific terminology are nearly absent. The book covers an array of topics: the losses one encounters during the course of HIV infection, the biological markers of people with HIV experience, the impact of HIV on personal dreams and destinies, discrimination from a variety of sources, how some have adapted and coped, the language of HIV/AIDS, and religious and spiritual reactions to being HIV positive. The experiences of parents and other loved ones of those with HIV/AIDS are also explored. This is an unusual book in that the stories are compelling and the writing is cogent and interesting throughout. Recommended for all levels of readers interested in the human face of all aspects of HIV/AIDS. A. C. Downs; formerly, University of Houston--Clear Lake

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