Aids Psychosocial Aspects
How Harvard, Sex, Drugs and Integral Philosophy Drove Me Crazy and Brought Me Back to God
Paperback ISBN: 1590304187
Encompassing fourteen months in the life of a gay intellectual, an insightful memoir chronicles his personal struggle to reconcile the conflicts between homosexuality and Christianity, mysticism and madness, as he deals with fundamental issues of meaning, self-acceptance, addiction and recovery, and life with AIDS. Original.
How to Survive a Plague
The Inside Story of How Citizens and Science Tamed AIDS
Hardcover ISBN: 0307700631
A definitive history of the successful battle to halt the AIDS epidemic, written by the creator of and inspired by the seminal documentary of the same name, also shares the poignant stories of gay activists who resolved to make their life battles purposeful.
The Life and Death of Brad Davis
Paperback ISBN: 0671796739
Tells the painful story of Susan Bluestein Davis's life with her longtime partner, husband, Hollywood star, and AIDS victim Brad Davis, from his role in Midnight Express, to his struggle against alcoholism, to his battle with AIDS. Reprint. NYT.
A History of AIDS Through Its Images
Hardcover ISBN: 0520295145
Early in the 1980s AIDS epidemic, six gay activists created one of the most iconic and lasting images that would come to symbolize a movement: a protest poster of a pink triangle with the words “Silence = Death.” The graphic and the slogan still resonate today, often used—and misused—to brand the entire movement. Cofounder of the collective Silence = Death and member of the art collective Gran Fury, Avram Finkelstein tells the story of how his work and other protest artwork associated with the early years of the pandemic were created. In writing about art and AIDS activism, the formation of collectives, and the political process, Finkelstein reveals a different side of the traditional HIV/AIDS history, told twenty-five years later, and offers a creative toolbox for those who want to learn how to save lives through activism and making art.
Aging With HIV
Psychological, Social, and Health Issues
Hardcover ISBN: 0125180519
In 1998, approximately 30 million people worldwide were living with HIV/AIDS, about 5 million of whom became infected that year. The epidemic continues to expand, with an estimated doubling time of 10 years, making AIDS the leading infectious cause of death ahead of tuberculosis and malaria. Even in the U.S.A. where the death rate from AIDS is declining as a result of effective drug therapies, HIV infection rates continue to climb in several population groups. The prevalence of AIDS among people over the age of 50 is steadily increasing, and most older people are unprepared to address it for a number of reasons, including the widespread discomfort with matters sexual and homosexual and the belief that elderly people are not sexually active and therefore not at risk. This guide for care providers seeks to educate and inform readers about the difficulties and complications that accompany the disease in older people. Thus, while the appendix includes technical descriptions of methodology, data, and results, the narratives in the chapters describing the findings and their practical implications are written in layman's language. Topics covered include biomedical aspects, demographics, sexuality, stressors, mental health, older women, and patient care, all of which are supported by case studies.