May 2014
Out;May2014, Vol. 22 Issue 9, p56
The author reflects on the generation lost to AIDS and how it must have been like for them to face a wretched young death with zero chance of survival, government indifference and one's own family turning away in shame. He notes how common it is for survivors to prefer to laugh with the living as they face mortality with fatal humor. He indicates a shift from fearless activism to a comparatively genteel era of reconstruction where the current fight is like an agonizing contract negotiation.


Related Articles

  • The Knowledge, Attitude and Behavior of HIV/AIDS Patients' Family toward Their Patients before and after Counseling. Honarvar, Behnam // Iranian Journal of Medical Sciences;Dec2010, Vol. 35 Issue 4, p287 

    Background: Acquired immunodeficiency may impose considerable consequences on patients' family behaviors toward them. The objective of the present study was to investigate whether a counseling program at Behavioral Counseling Center in the city of Shiraz, Iran could change the attitude,...

  • Family nutritional support improves survival, immune restoration and adherence in HIV patients receiving ART in developing country. Serrano, Charlotte; Laporte, Remi; Ide, Moussa; Nouhou, Yacouba; De Truchis, Pierre; Rouveix, Elisabeth; Adamou, Adiza; Pauly, Vanessa; Mattei, Jean-Fran├žois; Gastaut, Jean-Albert // Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition;Mar2010, Vol. 19 Issue 1, p68 

    In developing countries, access to antiretroviral treatment for persons living with HIV is still in progress. Malnutrition represents another cause of acquired immunodeficiency and premature death. This evaluation program estimated the impact of family nutritional support during the first year...

  • What Is the Leading Cause of Infant Mortality? A Note on the Interpretation of Official Statistics. Sowards, Kathryn A. // American Journal of Public Health;Nov99, Vol. 89 Issue 11, p1752 

    Objectives, According to vital statistics reports, congenital malformation is the leading cause of infant death in the United States and accounts for a much greater proportion of infant mortality than does premature birth. The purpose of this study was to examine the potential underestimation of...

  • Death and injury to children in cars in Britain. Avery, J.G.; Hayes, H.R.M. // British Medical Journal (Clinical Research Edition);8/24/1985, Vol. 291 Issue 6495, p515 

    Focuses on the occurrence of death and injury to children due to car accidents in Great Britain. Representation of the number of deaths and injuries of British children due to car accidents; Rates of mortality and casualty of children travelling in cars; Assessment on the effectiveness of the...

  • Asthma deaths in Cardiff 1963-74: 90 deaths outside hospital. MacDonald, J.B.; Seaton, A.; Williams, D.A. // British Medical Journal;6/19/1976, Vol. 1 Issue 6024, p1493 

    Presents statistics on death due to bronchial asthma in Great Britain. Investigation of factors affecting the death outside hospitals; Underestimation of the severity of the asthma attack; Effects of the underuse of the corticosteroids.

  • Concurrent changes in physical activity and body weight in relation to all-cause and cardiovascular mortality: the HUNT Study. Nordstoga, Anne Lovise; Zotcheva, Ekaterina; Svedahl, Ellen Rabben; Nilsen, Tom Ivar Lund; Skarpsno, Eivind Schjelderup // Norsk Epidemiologi;nov2018, Vol. 28 Issue Supplement 1, p37 

    Introduction: It is well known that body weight and physical activity are closely related. Some evidence indicates that overweight and obese individuals who are physically active have lower mortality than normal weight inactive individuals, but conflicting results have been reported. However, no...

  • Disseminated nontuberculous mycobacterial disease in patients with acquired immune deficiency syndrome in the south of Brazil. dos Santos, Rodrigo Pires; Scheid, Karin; Goldani, Luciano Zubaran // Tropical Doctor;Oct2010, Vol. 40 Issue 4, p211 

    A retrospective cohort was studied in order to evaluate mortality of patients with disseminated non-tuberculous mycobacterial (NTM) disease in Brazil. This diagnosis was neglected in 44.4% of patients, and in-hospital mortality was 41.7%.

  • Home-Based HIV Counseling and Testing as a Gateway to Earlier Initiation of Antiretroviral Therapy. Mills, Edward J.; Ford, Nathan // Clinical Infectious Diseases;1/15/2012, Vol. 54 Issue 2, p282 

    The authors discuss the importance of Timely access to combination antiretroviral therapy (ART) in reducing mortality and morbidity among patients with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection or AIDS. They suggest urgently requirement of impetus for ART providers to look beyond the clinic...

  • Parasympathetic nervous system in nocturnal asthma. Morrison, J.F.J.; Pearson, S.B.; Dean, H.G. // British Medical Journal (Clinical Research Edition);5/21/1988, Vol. 296 Issue 6634, p1427 

    Investigates the mortality of nocturnal asthma in Great Britain. Occurrence of deaths among asthma patients at night; Confirmation on the variation of heart rates and other factors examined in the patients; Important factor in the control of the variation in bronchomotor tone in asthma.


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics