Monica's Reviews > Positive: A Memoir
Positive: A Memoir
Dec 10, 2014
Paige Rawl is incredibly inspirational, and her story is sure to touch anyone that reads it. I had some similar experiences when I was young, which is why I picked up this book. I have a blood condition that causes my immune system to attack my own red blood cells, causing my white blood cells to be overworked and bad at chasing off infection. I used to be bullied so much for being sick, and every time I ended up in the hospital no one visited or called besides my own parents. People will always be afraid of what they don't understand, and our evolutionary instincts tell us to shun those who are seriously ill in order to keep the rest of the group healthy. Knowledge is the only way to stop this behavior, and I applaud Rawl for writing this book and helping to inform people worldwide about the facts behind HIV/AIDS.
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December 10, 2014 – Shelved
December 10, 2014 – Finished Reading