AIDS and the Policy Struggle in the United States

AIDS and the Policy Struggle in the United States

by Patricia D. Siplon

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AIDS and the Policy Struggle in the United States by Patricia D. Siplon

Patricia Siplon has immersed herself in the history and ongoing firestorm of how AIDS policies are influenced, fought over, and enacted in the United States. Lucid and compellingly written, AIDS and the Policy Struggle in the United States is equally as engrossing and as revealing in its own way as And the Band Played On. With an initial chapter that clearly follows the tangled historical string from the first realizations of a medical emergency to today's overwhelming worldwide epidemical crisis, she goes on to look at how medical treatments have changed and grown, how blood policies were formed, how value-based debates raged and continue to rage over prevention, how communities developed to first respond to the crisis and later organized to fight for health care, and finally -- now that AIDS is recognized for the global crisis it is -- how foreign policy is being shaped.

Invaluable for activists and anyone involved in fighting for the humane treatment of people with HIV/AIDS around the world, this is also an important and insightful guide through the how and what of public policy as it is fashioned out of the clay of U.S. democratic institutions.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780878403776
Publisher: Georgetown University Press
Publication date: 01/28/2002
Pages: 176
Product dimensions: 6.26(w) x 9.38(h) x 0.75(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsviii
Abbreviationsx
Chapter 1The Nature of the Policy Process1
Chapter 2New Drugs, New Rules, New Relationships19
Chapter 3Blood Policy in the Age of AIDS42
Chapter 4Dueling Models of AIDS Prevention: Harm Reduction and Abstinence67
Chapter 5A New Means of Providing for the Sick: The Ryan White CARE Act93
Chapter 6Us And Them: AIDS as a Foreign Policy Issue111
Chapter 7Conclusion: Struggling toward the Future135
Notes141
Index155

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