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Positive lives : responses to HIV : a photodocumentary / edited by Stephen Mayes, Network Photographers, and Lyndall Stein, The Terrence Higgins Trust ; foreword by Edmund White.

  • Mayes, Stephen
  • Books

About this work


"Positive Lives is an extraordinary collaboration. Patients, photographers, friends and lovers have come together to produce a unique photodocumentary about AIDS and HIV. Their shared objective is to show the broad range of responses, both practical and emotional, developed in the face of this pandemic. Responses not just to the need to care for the infected and the affected, but to the threat of its impact on all our lives. Positive Lives is a human story. Behind the statistics, behind the campaigning, behind the prejudice and disinformation, are people. This is their story."-- Back cover.


London : Cassell, [1993]

Physical description

142 pages : illustrations, portraits (some colour) ; 28 cm.


Foreword / Edmund White -- Preface / Martyn Taylor, Thr Terrence Higgens Trust -- Introduction / Stephen Mayes, Network Photographers -- Responses to HIV / Denis Doran -- The Estate. A Family Secret / John Sturrock -- Prison / Michael Abrahams -- Religious Response. The Body of Christ Has AIDS / Mike Goldwater -- Buddies / Judah Passow -- Grief and Loss / Mark Power -- Mothers and Children / Jenny Matthews -- Rupert. A Life Story / Paul Reas -- Gay Lives / Barry Lewis and Christopher Pillitz -- Sex. If Looks Could Kill / Denis Doran -- Another View / Steve Pyke -- Consequences. Acting It Out / Paul Lowe -- The Wards / Gideon Mendel.


  • English

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    History of Medicine
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  • 0304328464
  • 9780304328468