From Hollywood to Bangkok, to Bali and beyond, including Kuala Lumpur and Palm Springs — with profound expansion to Singapore, Mumbai and throughout all of Asia, and ultimately in 21 languages across the globe — Life Positive: A Journey to the Center of My Heart could easily be titled Eat, Pray, Disclose.
"Dedicated to the tens of millions of people in the world living with HIV, most of whom do not yet know their status; to everyone who fights for us; and to those who still fear us. Get tested and live longer and be strong."
In Bangkok, Thailand, Hollywood's primo promo homo on the go-go Nicholas Snow is eking out a modest living as a foreign correspondent, actor and media personality when, in a moment of personal desperation, he makes a decision that changes his life forever.
Decades into the AIDS pandemic and completely armed with the knowledge to protect himself, during a moment of passion with a man who is unaware of having HIV, Nicholas has a rare slip in his safer sex behavior and becomes HIV positive.
What might have been the end of a lifetime of dreams turns out to be only the beginning of a remarkable journey that Nicholas himself chronicles in real time as he is living it.
Part 12-step-program 4th-step inventory, part reality-show-on-paper, this is the painful yet triumphant saga of how Nicholas Snow uses his own mistake as an opportunity to empower millions of people throughout the world by disclosing not only his HIV status, but his experience, strength and hope as well.
If you or someone you love are LGBTQI and/or a person living with HIV/AIDS or working on behalf of those living with HIV/AIDS; or are in any way affected by HIV/AIDS; or if you or someone you love may be (even unknowingly) HIV positive, you need to read this book. If you have risked it all in pursuit of a dream and a passion, you need to read this book. If your life has been changed forever in an instant by an event or challenge and you have had to decide what to do next despite incredible opposition, you need this book."
...Kristin Johnson, Editor