Positive People: Combating HIV and AIDS

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9781412076623: 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. Published by Trafford Publishing

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My co-author, Catherine, is an African American woman, a member of that group among which this infection is spreading more rapidly than in any other group in the US. She therefore offers a unique perspective. Our book can be used to inform, educate and inspire. Our hope its that it will prevent many vulnerable people becoming infected and at the same time give hope to those who are already infected or affected by the HIVB/AIDS.

About the Author:

Ian Mayo-Smith was born in London in 1924. He was educated at Cambridge and served in the Intelligence Corps in World War II as a crypt analyst at Bletchley Park. He was in Nigeria as a civil servant during 1953-66 before returning to London in 1967 to do research under Prof Sir Austen Robinson at Cambridge. He subsequently worked for the Ford Foundation in Nigeria and Kenya, for the United Nations in East Africa, and for the University of Connecticut, where he became Director of the Institute of Public Service International. He represented the Harvard Institute for International Development in Brunei for two years (1988-90), and co-founded Kumarian Press with his wife Krishna Sondhi in 1977. Now a US citizen, Mr Ian Mayo-Smith spends half of each year in Pattaya and the rest in Connecticut.

Catherine Wyatt-Morley is Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Women On Maintaining Education and Nutrition. Ms. Wyatt-Morley has served on the Tennessee Community Planning Group (TCPG) and the Adult AIDS Clinical Trial Group (AACTG) and Community Constituency Group (CCG), Washington D.C., for 4.5 years. She has a great concept of clinical trials and adherence issues faced by women. Ms. Wyatt-Morley also served on the Patient Care Committee while a member of AACTG. In addition, national organizations including the National Minority AIDS Council (NMAC) and National Association of People With AIDS (NAPWA) are two community-based organizations familiar with her work. Her many media events include a CNN Live studio interview "Women and HIV/AIDS", MSNBC in-studio live interview and a large variety of national/local radio interviews. The National Register of Who's Who honors her in their 2002 edition. Ms. Wyatt-Morley has been inducted into the "Women's National Hall of Fame" for her volunteer outreach efforts in HIV/AIDS education.

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