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AIDS and Poverty by Rae SimonsThis important and relevant book tackles the crucial subject of AIDS and its prevalence among people living in poverty. Undeniably, more people with AIDS/HIV live in poor countries than in rich ones. Indeed more than 60% of people living with HIV inhabit the poorest region of the world: sub-Saharan Africa, with over 7,000 AIDS-related deaths a day. But AIDS and HIV are not limited to the poor of Africa. The disease is found among the poor in the US, in China, in Haiti, and elsewhere.
AIDS & Poverty explores the link between AIDS and socioeconomic status throughout the world in straightforward yet age-appropriate language. It covers the history of AIDS, how it affects families and continues the cycle of poverty, why more women contract AIDS than men, and much more. The book also relates what is being done now to tackle both AIDS and poverty as a joint problem and how efforts by activists, such as celebrity activist Bono, are paying off: Global expenditure on AIDS in low- and middle-income countries increased from $250 million in 1996 to an expected $10 billion in 2007, and as a result, fewer people are becoming infected with HIV in almost all East African countries, in the Caribbean, in Cambodia, and in southern India.
Call Number: S\ 362.196 Sim
Publication Date: 2008-10-01
AIDS and Science by Nat CottsAIDS & Science, with fascinating detail and age-appropriate language, explains the science of the identification, treatment, and prevention of AIDS. This vitally important new book takes the reader through the initial discovery of the first AIDS/HIV cases in 1981 and where AIDS came from to how HIV can be transmitted from person to person. It also thoroughly covers todayâ¿¿s various forms of treatment of the disease and the methods used to help prevent new cases of HIV and AIDS, including education in schools and through the media. The book goes on to explore the two decades of global research efforts to discover ways to prevent HIV/AIDS altogether, including the frustrating attempts to invent an AIDS vaccine.
Publication Date: 2008-10-01
AIDS and Society by Sheila NelsonAIDS & Society covers the broad range of HIV- and AIDS-related issues as they have impacted and changed human society throughout the world. AIDS and HIV have affected politics and governmental policy, health care treatment, family life, dating and sex practices, sex education, and much more. The disease has especially deeply impacted people living in developing countries, with 95% of the estimated 33.2 million people living with HIV residing in third-world countries, as reported by the UNAIDS, as well as the poor and less educated in many other countries. The book explains how AIDS and HIV take their toll on familial, regional, and global economies in many ways; how the stigma of having AIDS/HIV permeates societies and can result in violence and discrimination; and how education and treatment are necessary in all segments of society and throughout the world.
Call Number: S\ 362.196 Nel
Publication Date: 2008-10-01
AIDS by Susan AldridgeThis is a "Science in the News" series, illustrating state-of-the-art science and technology and showing the facts behind the moral and science issues affecting AIDS research in our world. "Scientist Says" sidebars, scientist profiles and Career Fact Files are included along with many diagrams and charts.
Call Number: S\ 616.97 Ald
Publication Date: 2010-07-01
Remembering the AIDS Quilt by Charles E. Morris (Editor)A collaborative creation unlike any other, the Names Project Foundation's AIDS Memorial Quilt has played an invaluable role in shattering the silence and stigma that surrounded the epidemic in the first years of its existence. Designed by Cleve Jones, the AIDS Quilt is the largest ongoing community arts project in the world. Since its conception in 1987, the Quilt has transformed the cultural and political responses to AIDS in the U.S. Representative of both marginalized and mainstream peoples, the Quilt contains crucial material and symbolic implications for mourning the dead, and the treatment and prevention of AIDS. However, the project has raised numerous questions concerning memory, activism, identity, ownership, and nationalism, as well as issues of sexuality, race, class, and gender. As thought-provoking as the Quilt itself, this diverse collection of essays by ten prominent rhetorical scholars provides a rich experience of the AIDS Quilt, incorporating a variety of perspectives, critiques, and interpretations.
Call Number: S\ 362.19 Rem
Publication Date: 2011-06-01
AIDS At 30 by Victoria A. Harden; Anthony S. Fauci (Foreword by)Society was not prepared in 1981 for the appearance of a new infectious disease, but we have since learned that emerging and reemerging diseases will continue to challenge humanity. AIDS at 30 is the first history of HIV/AIDS written for a general audience that emphasizes the medical response to the epidemic. Award-winning medical historian Victoria A. Harden approaches the AIDS virus from philosophical and intellectual perspectives in the history of medical science, discussing the process of scientific discovery, scientific evidence, and how laboratories found the cause of AIDS and developed therapeutic interventions. Similarly, her book places AIDS as the first infectious disease to be recognized simultaneously worldwide as a single phenomenon. After years of believing that vaccines and antibiotics would keep deadly epidemics away, researchers, doctors, patients, and the public were forced to abandon the arrogant assumption that they had conquered infectious diseases. By presenting an accessible discussion of the history of HIV/AIDS and analyzing how aspects of society advanced or hindered the response to the disease, AIDS at 30 illustrates for both medical professionals and general readers how medicine identifies and evaluates new infectious diseases quickly and what political and cultural factors limit the medical community's response.