I bought this book because from her previous writing I already knew that the author had analysed some of the same source documents about the discovery of HIV that I had and come to the same conclusions. It was already a subject about which I considered myself fairly knowledgeable so I was eager to see what a whole book's worth of investigation would reveal. In the event I found it absolutely stunning to read.
I was diagnosed ‘HIV’ positive two years ago to this day. I was 17 weeks pregnant at the time and had just left my relationship 8 weeks previously due to on-going domestic violence. Given my circumstances I was surprisingly upbeat as I walked into the hospital that evening. The sun was shining, I was getting stronger with every day that passed and I felt that things could only improve. I couldn’t have been more wrong.