MK Czerwiec’s Taking Turns: Stories from HIV/AIDS Care Unit 371 is a graphic memoir about her time working as a nurse on an HIV/AIDS care unit in the early to mid 1990s, told through her recollections as well as the oral histories of patients, family members, and staff. Czerwiec’s time on the unit saw her dealing with the peak of the HIV/AIDS epidemic as well as the steep drop-off in patients and eventual closure of the unit following the use of antiretroviral protease inhibitors. Published 2017 Dimensions: 211 pages Materials: Paperback, color
MK Czerwiec (Chicago)
MK Czerwiec, RN, MA is a nurse, cartoonist, educator, and co-founder of the field of Graphic Medicine. She is the creator of Taking Turns: Stories from HIV/AIDS Care Unit 371 (Graphic Mundi, 2021 and Penn State University Press, 2017), a co-author of Graphic Medicine Manifesto (PSU Press, 2014) and editor of the two-time Eisner Award winning Menopause: A Comic Treatment (Penn State University Press, 2020). MK is also the comics editor for the journal Literature & Medicine.
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