The Aids Epidemic: Social Problems Of An Infectious Disease 1st Edition
An introduction to AIDS, outlining the medical facts and social epidemiology of the disease and illuminating the social problems AIDS poses for the US and other nations. Each chapter introduces a key sociological approach, such as the social change, cross-cultural, and deviant behavior perspectives, and clarifies how social scientists understand and explain social dimensions of the epidemic. Topics include the origin of HIV, trends in preventive behavior, fear of contagion, and social control. Paper edition (2045-3), $16.95. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.