Foreword by Nelson Mandela_x000D_"e;I love being a judge. The challenges are exhilarating But I am not only a judge. I am also living with Aids. I am still the only public office bearer in South Africa to have chosen to make public my HIV status. I felt I was called to witness. I felt called to account for my survival in a country in which hundreds of thousands were dying. I did not feel I should remain silent."e;_x000D__x000D_When Edwin Cameron announced to a stunned local and international media that he - one of South Africa's most prominent citizens - was himself living with the virus cutting swathes through the population of the continent, the impact was immediate._x000D_In Witness to AIDS, Edwin Cameron's compelling memoir, he grapples with the meaning of HIV/AIDS: for himself as he confronts the possibility of his own lingering death, and for all of us in facing up to one of the most desperate challenges of our time. _x000D_In his intensely personal account of survival, Cameron blends elements of his destitute childhood with his daily duties as a senior judge and international human rights lawyer, while focusing always on the epidemic's central issues: stigma, unjust discrimination, and, most vitally, the life-and-death question of access to treatment. _x000D_Cameron's remarkable story of his own survival in an epidemic that has cost millions of lives is at once moving and uplifting, sobering and ultimately hopeful.
Witness to Aids
Mind, Body & Spirit