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  • I Am the Product of Rape

    A Memoir

    No one knew the untold story of the child born from rape and the generational secret that had been kept for so long, until now. When secrets are revealed and healing begins.
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  • AIDS Memoir

    Journal of an HIV-Positive Mother

    This powerful memoir by an average mom turned AIDS activist ranges from humorous (comments about a haircut from hell) to sobering (her account of the progression of her disease and the demise of her marriage). Wyatt-Morley is middle-class, middle-aged, educated, religious, and HIV-positive. Her journal entries document her transformation from a typical, healthy mother of three to a single parent fighting both HIV and the system. And there is a lot to fight. Being a woman of color, Wyatt-Morley found that most AIDS resources do not address her needs, concerns, or fears. However, she helped create her own networks and support groups and took charge of her health. Running through the text are poems by Wyatt-Morley and others. Catherine Wyatt-Morley, while refusing to play a victim, presents the physical, psychological and social reality of living with HIV/AIDS. Her story is one of love, faith, and hope in the direst circumstances. Separating disease fact from fiction, she provides a rare view into an adverse world that must simultaneously be combated and embraced.
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  • Positive People

    Combating HIV and AIDS

    Filled with personal stories, poems, and memories, Positive People charts the varied experiences of people living with HIV and AIDS. Each person presented in the book shows a unique "face" of the virus and gives hope that those with AIDS can lead fulfilling healthy lives. A helpful appendix gives health advice, statistics, and resources.
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  • My Life with AIDS

    Tragedy to Triumph

    My Life with AIDS delineates how utterly upturned a person’s life becomes when they contract a disease like HIV. Thankfully, news of having HIV isn’t synonymous with news of one’s impending death anymore, but managing the disease still requires a massive amount of medical care, money, and moxie. And, beyond that, there are severe psychological implications, with depression and suicidal thoughts occurring quite commonly. Through personal diary-like passages, Catherine communicates these thoughts, telling readers how she felt about her disease on certain days or at certain moments. My Life with AIDS is also shocking in that it illustrates how deeply rooted cultural misconceptions are about illnesses like HIV.
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  • HIV/AIDS in Rural Communities

    Research, Education, and Advocacy

    Bringing important detail to an often-marginalized population, HIV/AIDS in Rural Communities will interest and inspire healthcare practitioners including physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, pharmacists, case managers, psychologists, social workers, counselors, and family therapists, as well as educators, students, persons living with HIV, advocates, community leaders, and policymakers. This wide-ranging volume reviews the experience and treatment of HIV/AIDS in rural America at the clinical, care system, community, and individual levels. Rural HIV-related phenomena are explored within health care contexts (physician shortages, treatment disparities) and the social environment (stigma, the opioid epidemic), and contrasted with urban frames of reference. Contributors present latest findings on HIV medications, best practices, and innovative opportunities for improving care and care settings, plus invaluable first-person perspective on the intersectionality of patient subpopulations. These chapters offer both seasoned and training practitioners a thorough grounding in the unique challenges of providing appropriate and effective services in the region.
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