Matters of Life and Death: Women Speak a
This is a collection of writings by women whose lives have been irrevocably changed by AIDS, either by having the virus themselves, or by caring for loved ones, or working as prostitutes and advocating prostitutes' rights. There are women who are AIDS activists in the fields of medicine, education and counselling who have also contributed. This book shows the magnitude of the epidemic and the impact AIDS has on peoples' everyday lives and explores society's relation to illness and death. Ines Rieder works as a freelance writer and Patricia Ruppelt is a member of the San Francisco Women's AIDS network.