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Table of Contents

Marked Man

Warts and All

Cracker Jack

Names Will Never Hurt You?

War on the Warts

Rub a Drug Flub

Déjà Vu

Green Means Go

The Cutting Edge

Sealed w/KS

Shalala Infections

An Ad Is an Ad Is an Ad

ADAP Tapped

Trojan Wars

Girls on Trial

The Pill Drill

Say What

Tapped for Greatness

My Brother

Honey, Mud, Maggots, and Other Medical Marvels

Carmine’s Story

There Is Hope: Learning to Live With HIV

Crocodile Tears

The Kinsey Sicks

Gridlock’d

CATIE

Cocktails: The Morning After

Patrolling the Borders

AIDSpeak

Instruments of Infection

Hiccup Blues

A New Kind of Waisting

.38 Caliber

The Labors for Your Fruits

Barbed Comments

Party Planner

Hollywood Golightly

At the End of My Hope

Criminal Body

I Got All My Sistahs With Me

Primo Chemo

S.O.S.

Mailbox

POZ Stars

OBITS



Most Popular Lessons

The HIV Life Cycle

Shingles

Herpes Simplex Virus

Syphilis & Neurosyphilis

Treatments for Opportunistic Infections (OIs)

What is AIDS & HIV?

Hepatitis & HIV


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February 1998

My Brother

Jamaica Kincaid

Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Kincaid may be haunted by memory, but she faces her fears by giving them voice. In this National Book Award runnerup, this notably unsparing author presents a seamless narrative of her brother Devon’s last days with AIDS. When duty forces her to return to Antigua—a place filled only with pain for the author—Kincaid tries to make sense of the paths he chose, but comes up wanting. “His life unfolded before me not like a map just found, or a piece of paper just found, his life unfolded and there was everything to see and nothing to see.” No matter how much we think we know, Kincaid assures us, the interior lives of those we love are never fully open to us. The chasm between what we are and what we present to the world is simply too great.




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