Readings in the Sociology of AIDS / Edition 1

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This unique and comprehensive book focuses on the sociological (rather than the biomedical and behavioral) issues of HIV/AIDS. It highlights the human consequences of the disease for both groups and established social structures. Exposes the reader to the full range of social, cultural, historical, policy, and economic issues surrounding the HIV/AIDS crisis. Addresses three specific dimensions of HIV/AIDS—transmission, outreach for infected and affected, and the social implications of the disease. Explores the ways that different groups (medical and legal professions, the state, the health care industry, families, and scientists) interact as a result of this crisis. For anyone interested in learning about the Sociology of AIDS, American Society, Health and Aging, Policy Analysis in Health, Public Health, Social Problems, Urban Sociology, Law and Society, and Gay and Lesbian Studies.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780136392613
  • Publisher: Pearson Education
  • Publication date: 7/16/1999
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 322
  • Product dimensions: 6.99 (w) x 9.18 (h) x 0.58 (d)

Table of Contents

1. What Is Sociological about AIDS?
Allan M. Brandt, AIDS in Historical Perspective: Four Lessons from the History of Sexually Transmitted Diseases. Elizabeth Fee and Nancy Krieger, Understanding AIDS: Historical Interpretations and the Limits of Biomedical Individualism.

2. Social Epidemiology and Demography.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, HIV/AIDS Surveillance Report. Renee Danziger, The Social Impact of HIV/AIDS in Developing Countries. John M. Karon, Phillip S. Rosenberg, Geraldine McQuillan, Meena Khare, Marta Gwinn, and Lyle R. Petersen, Prevalence of HIV Infection in the United States, 1984 to 1992.

3. Identity and Behavior.
Margaret M. Connors, Risk Perception, Risk Taking and Risk Management Among Intravenous Drug Users: Implications for AIDS Prevention. Karolynn Siegel and Beatrice J. Krauss, Living with HIV Injection: Adaptive Tasks of Seropositive Gay Men.

4. The Life Course.
Michael Lipson, Disclosure of Diagnosis to Children with Human Immunodeficiency Virus or Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome. Ron Stall and Joe Catania, AIDS Risk Behaviors Among Late Middle-aged and Elderly Americans.

5. Caregiving.
Linda A. Wardlaw, Sustaining Informal Caregivers for Persons with AIDS. Allen J. LeBlanc, Andrew S. London, and Carol S. Aneshensel, The Physical Costs of AIDS Caregiving. Joseph T. Mullan,Leonard I. Pearlin, and Marilyn M. Skaff, The Bereavement Process: Loss, Grief, Recovery.

6. Knowledge, Attitudes, and Collective Behavior.
Allen J. LeBlanc, Examining HIV-Related Knowledge Among Adults in the U.S. Josh Gamson, Silence, Death, and the Invisible Enemy: AIDS Activism and Social Movement "Newness."

7. Social Stratification.
P. Gillies, K. Tolley, and J. Wolstenholme, Is AIDS a Disease of Poverty? Ellie E. Schoenbaum and Mayris P. Webber, The Underrecognition of HIV Infection in Women in an Inner-City Emergency Room. Russ Metler, George A. Conway, and Jeanette Stehr-Green, AIDS Surveillance among American Indians and Alaska Natives. Stephen B. Thomas and Sandra Crouse Quinn, The Tuskegee Syphilis Study, 1932 to 1972: Implications for HIV Education and AIDS Risk Education Programs in the Black Community.

8. Organizations and Services.
William E. Cunningham, Ron D. Hays, Kevin W. Williams, Keith C. Beck, Wilfrid J. Dixon, and Martin F. Shapiro, Access to Medical Care and Health-Related Quality of Life for Low-Income Persons with Symptomatic Human Immunodeficiency Virus. Allen J. LeBlanc and Robert E. Hurley, Adoption of HIV-Related Services Among Urban U.S. Hospitals 1988 and 1991. Michael D. Stein, John Piette, Vincent Mor, Tom J. Wachtel, John Fleishman, Kenneth H. Mayer, and Charles C. J. Carpenter, Differences in Access to Zidovudine (AZT) Among Symptomatic HlV-Infected Persons.

9. Health Professions and Occupations.
Sally Guttmacher, The Evolution of a Public Health Policy: Health Care Providers and the Transmission of HIV. Linda H. Aiken, Douglas M. Sloane, and Jennifer L. Klocinski, Hospital Nurses' Occupational Exposure to Blood: Prospective, Retrospective, and Institutional Reports. Judith K. Barr and Leon J. Warshaw, Worksite AIDS Education: A Case Study of the New York City Police.

10. Economics.
Theresa Diaz, Susan Y. Chu, Lisa Conti, Bernard L. Nahlen, Bruce Whyte, Eve Mokotoff, Anne Shields, Patricia J. Checko, Mary Herr, Quaiser Mukhtar, Cornelis A. Rietmeijer, Anna Levy, Pat Hermann, and James W. Buehler, Health Insurance Coverage Among Persons with AIDS: Results from a Multistate Surveillance Project. Jon Cohen, The Marketplace of HIV/AID$. Jon Cohen, Protease Inhibitors: A Tale of Two Companies.

11 Public Policy.
Don C. Des Jarlais, Nancy, S. Padian, and Warren Winkelstein, Jr., Sounding Board: Targeted HIV-Prevention Programs. Jonathan Mann, Daniel Tarantola, Jeff O'Malley, and the Global AIDS Policy Coalition, Toward a New Health Strategy to Control the HIV/AIDS Pandemic.

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