Although now a chronic disease , HIV/AIDS is without a doubt the illness that carries the heaviest stigma around . Science has shown that there are very specific ways through which it can be transmitted and that this is a preventable disease but instead of compassion , the infected individuals have to battle the ostracism ( and often acts of violence and pure aggression in some countries ) their community puts them through .
Marvelyn Brown is a young woman who got the virus at the tender age of 19 . Instead of keeping a low profile and trying to hide her situation , she had the guts to speak out and become an activist . No matter what you think about the writing style of this book , the story has it’s own power and is inspiring and at the same time heartbreaking.
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