Inochi no kagayaki: eizu to tomoni ikiru [The sparkle of life: living with AIDS]. Yoshiaki Ishida.

Inochi no kagayaki: eizu to tomoni ikiru [The sparkle of life: living with AIDS]

Tokyo: Iwanami Shoten, 1993. Hardcover. xii, 128p., text in Japanese, illustrated with color photos, very good first edition in boards and unclipped dj, wraparound band intact.

The author, a hemophiliac who contracted AIDS through contaminated blood, uses his real name and discusses his fight against the disease, working on behalf of the 2000 HIV+ hemophiliacs (out of 5000 total hemophiliacs). The book critiques the role of the media in stoking fear of AIDS and argues that prejudice against HIV+ individuals will only cause AIDS to spread more. Contains several of the author's color photographs.

Cat.No: 157013
ISBN: 400000140x

Price: $45.00