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"Skerritt is skillful in showing the complex feelings and traditions that tragically keep many southern AIDS sufferers from seeking help; his portraits of the group of health care pros who do wonderful work, trying to deal with the crisis in the face of pervasive death, is moving nearly beyond words. This is the kind of book you wish you could place in a lot of people's hands and suggest they read it." —Creative Loafing Charlotte
Andrew Skerritt is a longtime journalist who has contributed to publications including the St. Petersburg Times, Charlotte NC Observer, and the Tallahassee Democrat. A native of London, England, he grew up on the Caribbean island of Montserrat. He lives in Tallahassee, Florida, where he teaches journalism at Florida A&M University.
Excellent book as a support for my Topics in Public Health course.Published 6 months ago by Janet R. Horn
Well-written story of how denial, shame, and lack of understanding contribute to unnecessary suffering and death. Read morePublished on August 5, 2013 by luv2read
When the AIDS epidemic exploded about 30 years ago, it initially ravaged the gay community. But the number of homosexuals infected dropped dramatically due to a combination of safe... Read morePublished on February 6, 2013 by Troy of AALBC . com