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The AIDS Epidemic
Social Dimensions Of An Infectious Disease

ISBN 9780813320458
Published June 28, 1995 by Routledge
304 Pages

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Book Description

This book, a comprehensive introduction to the problem of acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS), lays out the medical facts and social epidemiology of the infectious disease and illuminates the complex social problems this disease poses for the United States and other nations.

Table of Contents

Tables and Figures -- Preface -- Introduction Sociology and AIDS -- Part One: Social Etiology -- The Social Epidemiological Perspective: High-risk Groups in the United States -- The Social Change Perspective: The Origin of HIV -- The Cross-Cultural Perspective AIDS in Afnca -- The Social Behavior Perspective Trends in HIV-AIDS and Preventive Behavior -- Part Two: Societal Reactions -- The Collective Behavior Perspective Fear of Contagion -- The Social Construction Perspective Moralizing and Scapegoating -- The Sociology of Science Perspective Science, Societal Reactions, and Social Control -- The Deviant Behavior Perspective The Sick Role, Personal Responsibility, and Problems of Treatment and Prevention -- Conclusion Sociology and the Eradication and Control of HIV-AIDS -- Appendices Bisexual Transmission and the Efficiency of Heterosexual Transmission of HIV -- About the Book and Author

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