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HIV/AIDS

; Kathy Stolley

The history, symptoms, prevention, and current issues surrounding HIV and AIDS are discussed, along with a focus on special populations struggling with the disease.

Once thought to be a disease of homosexuals and drug abusers, AIDS has now impacted people across cultures, genders, and sexual orientations. Les mer
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The history, symptoms, prevention, and current issues surrounding HIV and AIDS are discussed, along with a focus on special populations struggling with the disease.

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.









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Series Forewordix
Introductionxi
Part I: Overview




1 Overview of HIV and AIDS

3




2 HIV/AIDS Prevalence

15




3 Medical Research on HIV/AIDS

35




4 Prevention, Education, and Testing

49
Part II: Issues Surrounding HIV/AIDS




5 Social Perceptions of HIV/AIDS

63




6 Social Action on HIV/AIDS

71




7 Policy Responses to HIV/AIDS

81




8 Human Rights and HIV/AIDS

91




9 Popular Culture and HIV/AIDS

97




10 Pediatric HIV/AIDS

109




11 HIV/AIDS among Adolescents and Young Adults

115




12 HIV/AIDS and Older Adults

129




13 Racial/Ethnic Inequality and HIV/AIDS

135




14 The Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender (GLBT) Community and HIV/AIDS

141




15 Drug Users and HIV/AIDS

149




16 Prisons and HIV/AIDS

159
Part III: Further Information




A HIV/AIDS Timeline: A Chronology of Significant Events

171




B Primary Documents

191




C Directory of Organizations

215
Glossary219
Further Reading221
Index229

Om forfatteren

In December 2008, The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimated that approximately 1.1 million persons are living with HIV in the United States. This number is expected to continue to increase as antiretroviral treatments prolong lives and more people become infected than die from the disease each year. As the number of people living with HIV grows, so does the opportunity for HIV transmission.Kathy S. Stolley is an assistant professor of sociology at Virginia Wesleyan College, Norfolk, VA. She is the author of Greenwood Press book The Basics of Sociology (2005) and of The Praeger Handbook of Adoption (2006).



John E. Glass is a professor of sociology at Collin County Community College, Frisco, TX.