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"You're the First One I've Told": New Faces of HIV in the South

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In the second wave of the HIV epidemic, those with the disease are more likely than ever to be female, younger, heterosexual, a racial minority, and rural-living. Vital to the development of user-friendly health care systems is an understanding of the vastly different lives of this second wave of HIV-infected persons.<P>"You're the First One I've Told" offers a view into the lives of men and women infected with HIV. The experiences of twenty-five people living with this disease in rural eastern North Carolina serve as the foundation of this book, which also draws upon unique HIV/AIDS survey data collected by the authors and statistics from the Southeastern United States. This combination of qualitative and quantitative information provides readers with a vivid description of how people live with HIV/AIDS in the midst of their often traumatic lives, and why they manage their illness in ways that seem to contradict mainstream medical and social wisdom. The people interviewed represent a variety of races, genders, professions, family lives, and medical and social service access and utilization.<P>This book is the first to address a history of racism, distrust of formalized medical systems, homophobia, trauma and their interplay with HIV treatment, particularly in the South. It is an indispensable read for students needing to understand health care for the disenfranchised, as well as any provider, policymaker, or researcher involved in HIV service provision.

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Policy makers and medical practitioners face obstacles in providing health care without an understanding of the lives of their clients. Whetten-Goldstein (public policy and community and family medicine, Duke U.) and Nguyen (doctoral student in epidemiology at U. of North Carolina at Chapel Hill) present a case study of the lives of 25 rural North Carolinian men and women infected with the human immunodeficiency virus that seeks to understand clients' reactions to health policy and institutions. Chapters explore the social and family backgrounds of the participants, examine their reactions to their discover of their HIV-positive status, and interrogate the relationship between patients' trust of those in power positions and their interactions with health providers and willingness to take medicines.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN:
9780813531151
Author:
Whetten-Goldstein, Kathryn
Author:
Nguyen, Trang Quyen
Author:
Whetten-Goldstein, Kathryn
Publisher:
Rutgers University Press
Location:
New Brunswick, N.J.
Subject:
AIDS (Disease)
Subject:
Southern states
Subject:
Diseases - AIDS & HIV
Subject:
Aids
Subject:
AIDS (Disease) - Southern States
Subject:
Health and Medicine-AIDS
Series Volume:
no. 50
Publication Date:
20020731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 1.093 oz

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Health and Self-Help » Health and Medicine » AIDS
Health and Self-Help » Health and Medicine » Medical Specialties
Health and Self-Help » Health and Medicine » Practice Management
History and Social Science » Sociology » General

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