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Quicksand : HIV/AIDS in our lives

Publisher: Somerville, Mass. : Candlewick Press, 2009.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Weaving together her own story with straightforward questions and answers, the author explains the real ways that HIV/AIDS can be transmitted and explores the common experiences and emotions that might be encountered by friends and family members of someone who has the virus. She also discusses why HIV/AIDS is often still kept a secret and the importance of treating this condition like any other. With up-to-date  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Quicksand.
Somerville, Mass. : Candlewick Press, 2009
(DLC) 2009007761
(OCoLC)312444691
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
ISBN: 9780763662059 0763662054
OCLC Number: 824133421
Awards: Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People, 2010
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Why I wrote this book: the still hidden world of HIV/AIDS in America --
Quicksand: Jay's diagnosis --
False fears: ways the virus is not spread --
Trapped by stigma: keeping Jay's secret --
Hit by a ton of bricks: the emotional toll --
Slowly stealing life: Jay's treatment and side effects --
Lifelines: still be a friend --
Many small deaths: Jay's final days --
Vision of hope: another family story.
Responsibility: Anonymous.
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Weaving together her own story with straightforward questions and answers, the author explains the real ways that HIV/AIDS can be transmitted and explores the common experiences and emotions that might be encountered by friends and family members of someone who has the virus. She also discusses why HIV/AIDS is often still kept a secret and the importance of treating this condition like any other. With up-to-date medical information that has been thoroughly vetted by experts, this first-person narrative offers an invaluable look at what it is like to watch someone you know battle HIV/AIDS.

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