AIDS Crisis: A Documentary History / Edition 1

AIDS Crisis: A Documentary History / Edition 1

by Douglas A. Feldman
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0313287155

ISBN-13: 2900313287151

Pub. Date: 06/30/1998

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group, Incorporated

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

Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2900313287151
Publisher:
Greenwood Publishing Group, Incorporated
Publication date:
06/30/1998
Series:
Primary Documents in American History and Contemporary Issues Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
312

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

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