We Need Diverse Ya Sale

Special Offers see all

Enter to WIN a $100 Credit

Subscribe to PowellsBooks.news
for a chance to win.
Privacy Policy

Visit our stores

    Recently Viewed clear list

    Q&A | June 8, 2015

    Owen Sheers: IMG Powell's Q&A: Owen Sheers

    Describe your latest book. I Saw a Man is a contemporary novel set between London, New York, Nevada, and Wales. The book opens with Michael Turner,... Continue »
    1. $18.17 Sale Hardcover add to wish list

      I Saw a Man

      Owen Sheers 9780385529075

Qualifying orders ship free.
New Trade Paper
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
available for shipping or prepaid pickup only
Available for In-store Pickup
in 7 to 12 days
Qty Store Section
25 Remote Warehouse Health and Medicine- AIDS

More copies of this ISBN

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


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


Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

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.

Book News Annotation:

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

Whetten-Goldstein, Kathryn
Nguyen, Trang Quyen
Whetten-Goldstein, Kathryn
Rutgers University Press
New Brunswick, N.J.
AIDS (Disease)
Southern states
Diseases - AIDS & HIV
AIDS (Disease) - Southern States
Health and Medicine-AIDS
Series Volume:
no. 50
Publication Date:
9 x 6 in 1.093 oz

Related Subjects

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

"You're the First One I've Told": New Faces of HIV in the South New Trade Paper
0 stars - 0 reviews
$29.95 In Stock
Product details 304 pages Rutgers University Press - English 9780813531151 Reviews:
  • back to top


Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.