"Positive" is a memoir and manifesto about HIV and American health care

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saag hsIn "Positive," Michael S. Saag, M.D., offers a behind-the-scenes story of the AIDS epidemic and "how, by people pulling together for a common cause, we converted HIV from a near-certain death sentence into a chronic, manageable condition." Saag, director of the UAB's Center for AIDS Research, also shines a light on dysfunctions of the U.S. health-care system and proposes remedies drawn from his distinguished medical career.

“Positive” will be released April 14 and can be ordered online. Saag will sign advance copies of his book 4-6 p.m. March 11 at Alabama Booksmith.

Proceeds from the book support UAB's Mary Fisher CARE Fund which supports HIV/AIDS education, research and patient care.