Raw. Real. Riveting. “Life Don’t Have To End.” is a compilation of real stories from HIV positive men and women living in a large urban environment in 2013. Go inside their lives. Share the painful life journeys that led some into prostitution, homelessness, addiction, or incarceration. Learn firsthand about the devastating impact of being diagnosed with HIV. Then live in the triumphant moments as the story-tellers overcome life obstacles to enter a place of well-being and joy. The book speaks to the resiliency of the human spirit and body. A must read!
Brilliant photography illustrates “Life Don’t Have to End.” Each image (and story) is the work of an HIV positive client from the JACQUES Initiative, an HIV/AIDS clinic at the Institute of Human Virology of the University of Maryland School of Medicine. The marriage of the stories from the book with the photography provides the reader with another mechanism for understanding the real story of living life while managing HIV. Provocative, powerful, instructive. A must see!