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From the Publisher: Once thought to be a disease of homosexuals and drug abusers, AIDS has now impacted people across cultures, genders, and sexual orientations. Despite activism, new research, and treatments, many people are still dying from this disease. HIV/AIDS offers a comprehensive, one-volume resource that traces the history of the disease, and discusses prevention, along with current research and treatment. It examines issues such as care giving, health care settings, human rights, pregnancy, and insurance. The incidence and prognosis for the disease among special populations, as well as their needs and struggles, are covered in detail. These groups include: drug and alcohol abusers, the gay and lesbian community, minority communities, pediatric patients, prisoners, senior citizens, and women. With education the key to both prevention and care of those infected, this volume is an invaluable resource for students and general readers. "Stolley (sociology and women's and gender studies, Virginia Wesleyan College, Norfolk) and Glass (sociology, Collin County Community College, Texas) contribute a volume on the retroviral disease to the series providing general readers and non-specialist students a basic foundation in topics and issues in medicine and health. After summarizing the current medical, epidemiological, and public health perspectives on HIV/AIDS, they discuss such issues as policy responses popular culture, adolescents and young adults, drug users, and prisons. A chronology appears in a final section along with texts of some primary documents and a directory of organizations."
Publisher: Santa Barbara, Calif. : Greenwood Press, c2009
ISBN: 9780313344213
Branch Call Number: 362.196979 STOLLEY
Characteristics: xii, 241 p. : ill. ; 25 cm
Additional Contributors: Glass, John E.


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