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My Unexpected Life

My Unexpected Life

by Martina Clark
My Unexpected Life

My Unexpected Life

by Martina Clark


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At age 28 , Martina Clark was told she had HIV and five years to live. With a sense nothing to lose, she dove into activism and, unexpectedly, fell into an international career starting as the first openly HIV-positive person to work for UNAIDS. A mix of personal memoir, travel, humor and an up-close look at the squishy underbelly of the United Nations, My Unexpected Life follows her personal journey-emotional and physical-interwoven with her professional path. From diagnosis to starting treatment, surviving an abusive marriage and fostering a teenage daughter, Martina's memoir adds an insider's view to the history of the HIV/AIDS epidemic. Throughout, she draws parallels to the COVID pandemic, reflecting on her experiences as she journeys through life with an incurable illness, a well-stamped passport, and a stubborn determination that keeps her alive to bear witness to the human condition.

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ISBN-13: 9781950668113
Publisher: Northampton House Press
Publication date: 09/07/2021
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 981,176
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.68(d)

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