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Title AIDS : the making of a chronic disease / edited by Elizabeth Fee and Daniel M. Fox
Published Berkeley : University of California Press, ©1992


Description 1 online resource (vi, 430 pages) : illustrations
Contents AIDS and beyond : defining the rules for viral traffic / Stephen S. Morse -- Causes, cases, and cohorts : the role of epidemiology in the historical construction of AIDS / Gerald M. Oppenheimer -- The mass-mediated epidemic : the politics of AIDS on the nightly network news / Timothy E. Cook, David C. Colby -- The politics of HIV infection : 1989-1990 as years of change / Daniel M. Fox -- The AIDS litigation project : a national review of court and human rights commission decisions on discrimination / Larry Gostin -- The history of transfusion AIDS : practice and policy alternatives / Harvey M. Sapolsky, Stephen L. Boswell -- Scientific rigor and medical realities : placebo trials in cancer and AIDS research / David J. Rothman, Harold Edgar -- Entering the second decade : the politics of prevention, the politics of neglect / Ronald Bayer
Until that last breath : women with AIDS / Ann Meredith -- Riding the tiger : AIDS and the gay community / Robert A. Padgug, Gerald M. Oppenheimer -- The first city : HIV among intravenous drug users in New York City / Don C. Des Jarlais, Samuel R. Friedman, Jo L. Sotheran -- AIDS policies in the United Kingdom : a preliminary analysis / Virginia Berridge, Philip Strong -- Foreign blood and domestic politics : the issue of AIDS in Japan / James W. Dearing -- Medical research on AIDS in Africa : a historical perspective / Randall M. Packard, Paul Epstein -- AIDS and HIV infection in the Third World : a first world chronicle / Paula A. Treichler
Summary "When AIDS was first recognized in 1981, most experts believed that it was a plague, a virulent unexpected disease. They thought AIDS, as a plague, would resemble the great epidemics of the past: it would be devastating but would soon subside, perhaps never to return. By the middle 1980s, however, it became increasingly clear that AIDS was a chronic infection, not a classic plague. In this follow-up to AIDS: The Burdens of History, editors Elizabeth Fee and Daniel M. Fox present essays that describe how AIDS has come to be regarded as a chronic disease. Representing diverse fields and professions, the twenty-three contributors to this work use historical methods to analyze politics and public policy, human rights issues, and the changing populations with HIV infection. They examine the federal government's testing of drugs for cancer and HIV, and show how the policy makers' choice of a specific historical model (chronic disease versus plague) affected their decisions. A powerful photo essay reveals the strengths of women from various backgrounds and lifestyles who are coping with HIV. A sensitive account of the complex relationships of the gay community to AIDS is included. Finally, several contributors provide a sampling of international perspectives on the impact of AIDS in other nations."--Publisher's description
Analysis Humans AIDS
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes English
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Subject AIDS (Disease) -- History
Medical policy.
Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome -- epidemiology
Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome -- history
Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome -- legislation & jurisprudence
Ethics, Medical
Health Policy
MEDICAL -- Preventive Medicine.
MEDICAL -- Forensic Medicine.
MEDICAL -- Public Health.
MEDICAL / Diseases
Medical policy
AIDS (Disease)
Medische ethiek.
Genre/Form History
Form Electronic book
Author Fee, Elizabeth.
Fox, Daniel M.
ISBN 9780520912441