Covers everything from recent medical statistics and what puts women at risk, to indispensable information on testing, counseling, safe sex practices, education, pregnancy and reproductive issues, support networks, and moving, personal stories of women coping with HIV/AIDS.Excerpt. © Reprinted by permission. All rights reserved.:
In 1987 I was diagnosed HIV-positive. I was an injection drug user and the doctor just confirmed what I already knew in my heart. I thought I was prepared to hear what he had to say. Fat Chance! What he said was that since I was 'just' HIV-positive, there was nothing that could be done for me. His only advice was that I should have myself sterilized immediately....I left his office, and cried all the way home, and then I gave up. I spent the next month trying to kill myself via a monster heroin habit. Lucky for me, I ended up in jail instead of a grave.
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Book Description Harpercollins, 1993. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 2nd edition. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0044408765