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The AIDS Crisis: A Documentary History (Primary Documents in American History & Contemporary Issues)

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AIDS has grown in just two decades from a rare disease to one that has already killed millions of men, women, and children worldwide. To help high school and college students understand the history and current status of AIDS as a social, political, psychological, public health, and cultural phenomenon, this documentary history provides 228 short and highly readable selections from primary and secondary sources of information about AIDS and HIV. Its scope covers the entire history of the epidemic from its beginnings to early 1997. The documents, many of which cannot easily be found elsewhere, will help the reader to understand and debate the many perspectives and points of view on this controversial topic.

Douglas A. Feldman, one of the country's leading specialists in international and domestic AIDS social research, and Julia Wang Miller, a research consultant, have selected documents and provided explanatory introductions to them to help readers gain a deeper understanding of the sociocultural ramifications of AIDS. Following a narrative historical overview of the AIDS crisis, the work is organized into nine topical chapters: the history of HIV/AIDS; the impact of the epidemic in the United States and globally; HIV/AIDS within communities and populations; AIDS in the developing world; the human side of AIDS; the politics of AIDS; education and behavioral change; legal and ethical issues; and the future of AIDS. Each chapter contains an introductory narrative overview of the topic, brief explanatory introduction to each document, and list of suggested readings. A glossary of terms and an AIDS resource directory of organizations to contact for further information complete the work. This important documentary history belongs on the shelves of every public school and college and university library.

Book News Annotation:

Presents over 200 primary and secondary source selections from 1981 to 1997 related to ten topics: the history of HIV/AIDS, the impact of the epidemic, AIDS in communities and populations, the disease in the developing world, the politics of AIDS, first person accounts, education and behavioral change, legal and ethical issues, and future prospects. Explanatory introductions are included for each chapter and document.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

AIDS has grown in just two decades from a rare disease to one that has already killed millions of men, women, and children worldwide. To help high school and college students understand the history and current status of AIDS as a social, political, psychological, public health, and cultural phenomenon, this documentary history provides 228 short and highly readable selections from primary and secondary sources of information about AIDS and HIV. Its scope covers the entire history of the epidemic from its beginnings to early 1997. The documents, many of which cannot easily be found elsewhere, will help the reader to understand and debate the many perspectives and points of view on this controversial topic.

Synopsis:

Ideal for student research and debate, this is the first comprehensive documentary history of the AIDS crisis.

About the Author

JULIA WANG MILLER is a sociologist who has worked extensively in public health on the AIDS issue.

Table of Contents

Introduction:the AIDS Crisis

The History of HIV/AIDS

The Origins of HIV/AIDS

An Epidemic Emerges

The Shaping of Public Opinion

Suggested Readings

The Impact of the Epidemic

The Situation in the United States

The Global Crisis

The Epidemic Takes Its Toll

Suggested Readings

HIV/AIDS Within Communities and Populations

The Teenager

Women

Children

Injecting Drug Users

The Gay Community

Commercial Sex Workers

The Homeless

Correctional Facilities

Persons with Hemophilia

Suggested Readings

AIDS in the Developing World

The African Pandemic

The Growing Crisis in Asia

AIDS in Latin America and the Caribbean

Suggested Readings

The Human Side of AIDS

The Many Faces of AIDS

Psychosocial Needs of Persons With AIDS

The Role of Families, Partners and Friends

The Role of Health Care Providers and Caregivers

Suggested Readings

The Politics of AIDS

Community Responses to the Crisis

Political Apathy

Political Activism

Suggested Readings

Education and Behavioral Change

Promoting Awareness and Education

Producing Behavioral Change

Suggested Readings

Legal and Ethical Issues

AIDS, the Workplace, and the Law

Ethics and AIDS Policy

Suggested Readings

The Future of AIDS

Suggested Readings

Glossary

AIDS Resource Directory

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780313287152
Author:
Feldman, Douglas A.
Author:
Miller, Julia Wang
Author:
Feldman, Douglas
Author:
Miller, Julia
Publisher:
Greenwood
Location:
Westport, Conn. :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Health Care Delivery
Subject:
History
Subject:
United States - 20th Century (1945 to present)
Subject:
AIDS (Disease)
Subject:
Diseases - AIDS & HIV
Subject:
Aids
Subject:
AIDS (Disease) -- History.
Subject:
United States - 20th Century (1945 to 2000)
Subject:
US History - 20th Century
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series:
Primary Documents in American History and Contemporary Issues
Publication Date:
19980631
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
312
Dimensions:
9.28x6.34x1.05 in. 1.47 lbs.

Related Subjects

Health and Self-Help » Health and Medicine » AIDS
Health and Self-Help » Health and Medicine » Medical Specialties
History and Social Science » US History » 20th Century » General

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"Synopsis" by , AIDS has grown in just two decades from a rare disease to one that has already killed millions of men, women, and children worldwide. To help high school and college students understand the history and current status of AIDS as a social, political, psychological, public health, and cultural phenomenon, this documentary history provides 228 short and highly readable selections from primary and secondary sources of information about AIDS and HIV. Its scope covers the entire history of the epidemic from its beginnings to early 1997. The documents, many of which cannot easily be found elsewhere, will help the reader to understand and debate the many perspectives and points of view on this controversial topic.
"Synopsis" by , Ideal for student research and debate, this is the first comprehensive documentary history of the AIDS crisis.
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