‘HIV is Not an Advocate’: Self-Love, Self-Respect, and Responsibility in Marvelyn Brown’s the Naked Truth: Young, Beautiful, and (HIV) Positive

@inproceedings{Ammanathil2012HIVIN,
  title={‘HIV is Not an Advocate’: Self-Love, Self-Respect, and Responsibility in Marvelyn Brown’s the Naked Truth: Young, Beautiful, and (HIV) Positive},
  author={Gokulnath Ammanathil and Sathyaraj Venkatesan},
  year={2012}
}
The harrowing exigencies which follow the diagnosis of HIV/AIDS are an enormous challenge PLWHA (people living with HIV/AIDS) have to confront. Though the recent pharmacological advances prolong the life of PLWHA, the awareness of their mortality, coupled with the stigmatized HIV/AIDS identity, prevents PLWHA from accepting the diagnosis, forcing them to live with the disease. Marvelyn S Brown, in her memoir, The Naked Truth: Young, Beautiful, and (HIV) Positive (2008), offers one possible… CONTINUE READING