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April 15, 1998

AIDSBeing Positive: The Lives of Men and Women With HIV

Author Affiliations

Harriet S.MeyerMD, Contributing EditorJonathan D.EldredgeMLS, PhD, Journal Review EditorRobertHoganMD, adviser for new media


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by Robert Klitzman, 243 pp, $26, ISBN 1-56663-164-5, Chicago, Ill, Ivan R Dee Publisher, 1997.

JAMA. 1998;279(15):1222. doi:10.1001/jama.279.15.1222-JBK0415-2-1

The human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) epidemic has taught us many lessons. One clear message has been the need for a new partnership between people affected and those providing medical care. Being Positive: The Lives of Men and Women With HIV, by Robert Klitzman, MD, helps to bridge those two worlds. Dr Klitzman, a psychiatrist, provides a framework based upon his professional experience for the stories of people living with HIV. His approach is refreshing in several regards.

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