David J Cooper talks about AIDS in new book.
David J Cooper decided to write this book after one of his very close friends died last year at the age of 31 from an AIDS related illness. It is a true and tragic story and talks about two friends who discover that they have become infected with AIDS. One of them takes his doctor’s advice and survives but, the other one refuses to accept that he is infected and retreats into his own world of drugs, partying, and male prostitution and so, suffers the consequences.
“I was a nurse in England before I moved to Mexico and worked with AIDS sufferers,” he says, “but when a very close friend becomes infected with this disease it’s a different kettle of fish. It not only affects their lifestyle but also affects those close to them both physically and mentally.”
David has also decided to donate 30% of his book sales to a local AIDS support charity in Guadalajara, Mexico, where he lives.
“My late friend received lots of support from this organization so I feel it’s correct to help them out by donating part of my book sales.” he said, “The book has not only been written in his memory, but this donation could help other AIDS sufferers here in Mexico.”
David was also inspired to write the book by one of his friends who is HIV+ and who also appears in the story.
“I don’t think I could have written it without his help. Now I’ve made that happen.” he said.
The book captures the heartbreak of the people and close friends and families of the victims who suffer. The book has its serious side, but shows a lighter side as well.
“I came to Mexico looking for a different life, a life of adventure, not realizing that the adventure would turn into tragedy!” he continued.
About the Author:
David Cooper was born and grew up in Darlaston, West Midlands, England. He comes from a working class family. In the mid-1970s he formed a group of people to fight to save his home town and it was known as “The Save Darlaston Campaign.” Following that, he became involved in politics and was elected as a member of Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council for the Short Heath Ward in 1980. He served as a member of the council from 1980 to 1981. In 1988, he moved to Brixham, south Devon where he worked as a care assistant with people with severe learning disabilities and also as a nurse caring for AIDS patients. In 1998, he moved to Guadalajara, Mexico, where he still lives and works as an English teacher. He has been married twice and has a daughter, Faye, by his first marriage. He has 5 other books published on Amazon and is featured in the best Poets and Poems of 2012. He lives with his dog, Chula. In his spare time he likes to walk his dog, travel around Mexico, and watch programs about the paranormal.