Blacks and AIDS: Causes and Origins

Blacks and AIDS: Causes and Origins

by Samuel V. Duh
     
 

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This is the first book to tackle the relationship of black people to AIDS. The main issue addressed is whether the disproportionately high rates of AIDS in black people has a genetic basis. The issue is discussed in terms of epidemiologic, basic science, and clinical research data in a comprehensive manner. The major topics discussed are the overall health status

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This is the first book to tackle the relationship of black people to AIDS. The main issue addressed is whether the disproportionately high rates of AIDS in black people has a genetic basis. The issue is discussed in terms of epidemiologic, basic science, and clinical research data in a comprehensive manner. The major topics discussed are the overall health status of black people, history and epidemiology of AIDS, transmission and pathogenesis, AIDS in Africa, genetic versus environmental basis of AIDS and control measures. The book also deals with psychosocial, socioeconomic and cultural bases of the health status of black people - relating to long-standing discrimination and prejudice.

Duh's work is a concise, readable sum

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780803943476
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
06/17/1991
Series:
SAGE Series on Race and Ethnic Relations Series, #3
Pages:
168

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