Debra Jarvis
The Irreverent Reverend with something to share.

The Journey Through AIDS, A Guide For Loved Ones and Caregivers

Lion Publishing, Batavia, IL, 1992ISBN 0-7459-1138-2

Your life has been touched by AIDS.

Maybe your child or your partner has AIDS. Or maybe a friend, a neighbor or a coworker has just confided they are HIV positive. Suddenly you are scared. How is this going to affect you? What are you going to do?

This book can help. Here you will learn the facts about AIDS and how caregivers can help loved ones to cope with its tolls--physically, emotionally, and spiritually.

Most important, you'll discover how to make sense of this journey--guided by interviews with caregivers, medical personnel and people living with AIDS. Their experiences will strengthen,encourage, and point to hope.


Chapter 1 Should You Take This Trip?

Chapter 2 Knowing the Terrain

Chapter 3 On the Road

Chapter 4 Food for the Journey

Chapter 5 Friends Along the Way

Chapter 6 Are We There Yet?

Chapter 7 Arrivals and Departures

Chapter 8 Walking through the Valley

Chapter 9 Souvenirs from the Journey


Guided Meditations

Appendix: Resources
Suggested Reading

My Works

2001 Soul-Making Literary Prize Honorable Mention
1999 Jack Straw Award
Reflections on being in Manhattan on September 11, 2001.
A book about exercise, love, and a faith journey. (Lion, 1986)
How to control Type II diabetes through diet and exercise. (1989)
A pocket-size book which deals with the spiritual issues around HIV.(1990)
How to be a caregiver for someone with AIDS.(1992)