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The AIDS crisis : a documentary history

Author: Douglas A Feldman; Julia Wang Miller
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 1998.
Series: Primary documents in American history and contemporary issues.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Chronicles the history of the HIV and AIDS viruses and discusses their impact on the world.
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Genre/Form: History
Sources
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Douglas A Feldman; Julia Wang Miller
ISBN: 0313287155 9780313287152
OCLC Number: 37211350
Description: xxxix, 266 pages ; 25 cm.
Contents: History of HIV/AIDS --
Origin of HIV/AIDS --
An epidemic emerges --
The shaping of public opinion --
The impact of the epidemic --
The situation in the United States --
The global crisis --
The epidemic takes its toll --
HIV/AIDS within communities and populations --
Teenagers --
Women --
Children --
Injecting drug users --
The gay community --
Commercial sex workers --
The homeless --
Correctional facilities --
Persons with hemophilia --
AIDS in the developing world --
The African pandemic --
The growing crisis in Asia --
AIDS in Latin America and the Caribbean --
The human side of AIDS --
The many faces of AIDS: first-person accounts --
Psychosocial needs of persons with AIDS --
The role of families, partners, and friends of people with AIDS --
The role of health care providers and caregivers --
The politics of AIDS --
Community responses to the crisis --
Political apathy --
Activism --
Education and behavioral change --
Promoting awareness and education --
Producing behavioral change --
Legal and ethical issues --
AIDS, the workplace, and the law --
Ethics and AIDS policy ---
The future of AIDS.
Series Title: Primary documents in American history and contemporary issues.
Responsibility: edited by Douglas A. Feldman and Julia Wang Miller.

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Over a 20-year period, AIDS has grown from a rare disease to one that has killed millions of men, women and children worldwide. This documentary history provides 228 short selections from primary and  Read more...

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