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The naked truth : young, beautiful, and (HIV) positive

Author: Marvelyn Brown; Courtney E Martin
Publisher: New York, New York : Amistad, 2008. ©2008
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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Overview: The surprisingly hopeful story of how a straight, nonpromiscuous, everyday girl contracted HIV and how she manages to stay upbeat, inspired, and more positive about life than ever before. At nineteen years of age, Marvelyn Brown was lying in a stark white hospital bed at Tennessee Christian Medical Center, feeling hopeless. A former top track and basketball athlete, she was in the best shape of her life,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Young adult nonfiction
Biography
Autobiographies
Named Person: Marvelyn Brown; Marvelyn Brown; Marvelyn Brown
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Marvelyn Brown; Courtney E Martin
ISBN: 9780061562396 0061562394
OCLC Number: 191929996
Description: 233 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Other Titles: Young, beautiful, and (HIV) positive
Responsibility: Marvelyn Brown with Courtney E. Martin.
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Overview: The surprisingly hopeful story of how a straight, nonpromiscuous, everyday girl contracted HIV and how she manages to stay upbeat, inspired, and more positive about life than ever before. At nineteen years of age, Marvelyn Brown was lying in a stark white hospital bed at Tennessee Christian Medical Center, feeling hopeless. A former top track and basketball athlete, she was in the best shape of her life, but she was battling a sudden illness in the intensive care unit. Doctors had no idea what was going on. It never occurred to Brown that she might be HIV positive. Having unprotected sex with her Prince Charming had set into swift motion a set of circumstances that not only landed her in the fight of her life, but also alienated her from her community. Rather than give up, however, Brown found a reason to fight and a reason to live. The Naked Truth is an inspirational memoir that shares how an everyday teen refused to give up on herself, even as others would forsake her. More, it's a cautionary tale that every parent, guidance counselor, and young adult should read.

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