TITLE

People with AIDS (PWA) Since Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy, 1996

AUTHOR(S)
Dunbar, Deanne
PUB. DATE
June 2011
SOURCE
Journal of Medical Humanities;Jun2011, Vol. 32 Issue 2, p115
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
lthough clarity about HIV transmission biology and effective therapy should mean that an AIDS diagnosis is more socially acceptable today, for some groups the cultural stigma of HIV infection has changed little in the last 30 years. This paper will examine why representations of HIV-positive gay men suggest they pose a special civic risk and how these conceptualizations have harnessed cultural anxieties about racial and sexual minorities to shape public policy and behavior since the advent of Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy (HAART) in 1996.
ACCESSION #
60502861

 

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