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By Susan Hunter, Alan Cumming, Donald Trump

ISBN-10: 1403971994

ISBN-13: 9781403971999

With a couple of million humans at present contaminated and part one million already useless, the U.S. ranks one of the most sensible ten so much serious AIDS epidemics on the earth. american citizens should still understand extra in regards to the present kingdom of the epidemic to allow them to shield themselves and insist that the govt. act responsibly to lessen the risk of HIV during this kingdom. Hunter exposes the ways that the U.S. shamefully resembles a constructing kingdom, and the various fronts on which the govt. has didn't keep watch over the unfold of the sickness. during this startling ebook, she additionally exhibits what we needs to do to alter the way forward for AIDS.

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I never even thought of acting on it. In the rural town where I lived, there were no openly gay people or gay people my age. My father and my family were always very heterosexual, and you just never talked about anything gay. I always wondered why I felt differently when I was growing up. But I had pursued a heterosexual lifestyle until I had the opportunity to get away from the influences that prevented me from becoming who I was. “When I started to come out, I’d been living in New Jersey for a while.

I always figured someone with AIDS was going to be homely looking, the hunchback with stuff all over your face, hair falling out, sick, sunken in, bloodshot eyes. That’s how I always figured it, and that’s how a lot of people out here look at it. ’” Her biological father, Gordon Grant, says, “One of the most profound things I saw ever since I’ve known PJ—that’s my pet name for Paige—was on her twenty-third birthday. I went up to spend the day with her, and she did a speech before a high school. When she took the stage, everyone thought she was going to introduce this withered away, crack-ridden girl that was HIV positive.

Older people are also not getting tested for HIV. Twice as many young people as older adults have had a test. In addition, people over fifty have more illnesses, ailments, and symptoms of aging that mask HIV symptoms. AIDS-related dementia can be attributed to Alzheimer’s; fatigue and weight loss can be dismissed as part of the “normal” aging process. HIV prevention education campaigns never show older faces, making adults over fifty “an invisible at-risk population” for AIDS, says the CDC. At least one-quarter of HIV-positive Americans of any age do not know that they carry the disease, increasing the possibility for transmitting it.

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