From Library Journal
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 presenting interviews and beautiful color photographs of 30 women living with HIV. The result of a collaboration between a well-known poet and AIDS activist and a photographer experienced in interviewing women with AIDS, this stunning book allows these women to tell their own stories. All the profiles and photographs are wrenching, for many of the women recount lives of poverty, abuse, and shame. Most are mothers and express fear and sadness at an uncertain future with their families. As the husband of one woman says, "Our forever is not like your forever." But all the women display strength and dignity in the face of their illness and its impact. At once heartbreaking and exhilarating, this book belongs in every library.?Linda Gleason, Univ. of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey Lib., Newark
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