Library Journal - Library JournalThis book is essentially a manual for survival for the family and friends of People with AIDS (PWAs). Dietz and Hicks demystify the HIV test procedure, explaining it in detail. They also explore the political, social, and medical ramifications of dealing with an HIV positive test result or AIDS diagnosis, sharing the diagnosis with family and friends, and making the difficult decision whether or not to continue working after diagnosis. The authors urge PWAs to maintain a positive, proactive mental state as a way to fight the disease and emphasize turning negative feelings into positive action. Sections on choosing physicians, support groups, and counselors are included. With glossary, advocacy resources list, and AIDS hotline numbers for all 50 states and U.S. territories. Dietz and Hicks's calm, rational tone make this essential for most collections.-- Kevin M. Roddy, Oakland P.L., Cal.
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