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Mahlon Johnson knows what it is like to be infected. He was only the second physician with HIV infection I had come to know. I found myself drawn to him as a comrade in arms, now wounded on the battlefield. What had been a nightmare for me as a physician had become true for him.
The saga of Mahlon's infection, his stubbornness in refusing to accept conventional wisdom, his faith in science, his self-treatment, and his perspective on what is going on in his body make for a fascinating story--it is entirely different from anyone else's experience. Yet his results speak to us all.
Mahlon's poignant personal saga, which has far from ended, is the herald call to the new era of AIDS.
Mahlon's story is the story of hope
--From the Foreword by Abraham Verghese, M.D., author of My Own
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As seen on "60 Minutes," "The Today Show," and as featured on the cover of USA Weekend, here is the inspiring story receiving coast-to-coast media attention.From AudioFile:
Johnson, a pathologist studying AIDS victims, had performed hundreds of autopsies before that fateful night when he cut himself on a scalpel and quickly developed the infection. This story relates how he saved himself from a sure slide towards AIDS. The smoothly polished reading conveys this gripping tale with conviction and just a hint of inflection. When the epilogue is read by the author in a monotone, it becomes clear that the reader's inflection adds needed energy to the performance. The graphic descriptions of the autopsy that caused Johnson's infection are not for the faint of heart. A.G.H. © AudioFile 2001, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine
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