The AIDS Crisis

The AIDS Crisis

A Documentary History

Book - 1998
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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.
Ideal for student research and debate, this is the first comprehensive documentary history of the AIDS crisis.

Book News
Presents over 200 primary and secondary source selections from 1981 to 1997 related to ten topics: the history of HIV/AIDS, the impact of the epidemic, AIDS in communities and populations, the disease in the developing world, the politics of AIDS, first person accounts, education and behavioral change, legal and ethical issues, and future prospects. Explanatory introductions are included for each chapter and document. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

& Taylor

Offers a narrative historical overview of the AIDS crisis, including the history, global impact, legal and ethical aspects, human side, and political implications of the disease

Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 1998
ISBN: 9780313287152
Characteristics: xxxix, 266 p. ; 25 cm
Additional Contributors: Miller, Julia Wang
Feldman, Douglas A.


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