Nurses On The Inside details the stories of two nurses who witnessed the front line of the early years of the HIV/AIDS epidemic. Although some of the names, locations, and events have been changed or dramatized, it is important to remember this: this is what really happened to them, and it happened not only to them in New York, but in San Francisco, LA, Miami, and dozens of other cities in the US. Ellen and Valery were not alone, there were hundreds of nurses who went through this experience. They want to tell this story to give a voice to a generation lost, allowing the world to remember. This history cannot be repeated.

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  1. So glad to have come across information about your book on Facebook. Congratulations! I have ordered Nurses on the Inside and look forward to reading and reviewing. I am also a “nurse on the inside”, having worked as a pediatric AIDS nurse in Newark, NJ at the height of the epidemic–in the 80’s and early 90’s when for kids there were almost no treatment options. My husband died of AIDS in 1990 so I know the epidemic from both sides.

    I too have written a book, Waking in Havana: A Memoir of AIDS and Healing in Cuba, which will be published on November 12, 2019 by She Writes Press. The Cuba part of the story comes from an exchange with Cuba’s AIDS program.

    I would love to be in touch and perhaps get together. I am particularly interested in reaching nurses with this story and would be interested in your experience and suggestions. You can contact me at or on my website:

    Thanks so much for your work and commitment!


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