My Own Country: A Doctor's Story of a Town and Its People in the Age of AIDS Character Descriptions

Abraham Verghese
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Abraham Verghese

This person grew up in Ethiopia, became a doctor, and moved to Tennessee to specialize in infectious diseases.

Vickie McCray

This person is exposed to HIV by a husband who had affairs and unprotected sex with other men.

Rajani Chacko

This character is an advertising agency executive before her marriage.

Gordon Vines

This person is an AIDS patient who is the brother of a hospital employee.

Ed Maupin

This person is an AIDS patient whose lover said that he did not want to be placed on a ventilator, but his family decides to put him on a machine anyway.

Bobby Keller

This character is a happy person who likes to joke around. When he is diagnosed with AIDS he becomes active in the AIDS support group.

Ethan Nidiffer

This person is an AIDS patient who cannot find a dentist to treat him until he covers the...

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