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The AIDS Pandemic: Complacency, Injustice, and Unfulfilled Expectations - Studies in Social Medicine (Hardback)
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The AIDS Pandemic: Complacency, Injustice, and Unfulfilled Expectations - Studies in Social Medicine (Hardback)

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Hardback 496 Pages / Published: 29/02/2004
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In this collection of essays, Lawrence O. Gostin, a scholar of AIDS law and policy, confronts the most pressing and controversial issues surrounding AIDS in America and around the world. He shows how HIV/AIDS affects the entire US population - infected and uninfected - by influencing its social norms, economy, and the country's role as a world leader. The nation and the world still fail to respond to the needs of people living with HIV/AIDS and continue to tolerate injustice in their treatment, Gostin argues. AIDS, both in the USA and globally, deeply affects poor and marginalized populations, and many US policies are based on conservative moral values rather than public health and social justice concerns. Gostin tackles the hard social, legal, political and ethical issues of the HIV/AIDS pandemic: privacy and discrimination, travel and immigration, clinical trials and drug pricing, exclusion of HIV-infected health-care workers, testing and treatment of pregnant women and infants, and needle-exchange programmes. He provides an inside account of AIDS policy debates together with commentary.

Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press
ISBN: 9780807828304
Number of pages: 496
Weight: 862 g
Dimensions: 235 x 156 x 32 mm
Edition: New edition


MEDIA REVIEWS
"["The AIDS Pandemic" brings] together [Gostin's] many essays in an effort to understand past failures and future possibilities."--"The Nation"

"[A] comprehensive and informative text. . . . This is an excellent resource for anyone working with or concerned about HIV and AIDS."--"Choice"

["The AIDS Pandemic" brings] together [Gostin's] many essays in an effort to understand past failures and future possibilities.--"The Nation"

This is an important book at the intersection of law, human rights and public policy. With a wealth of evidence from the US and globally, Lawrence Gostin makes an incontrovertible case that good public health must be grounded in the respect for rights and dignity.--Dr. Peter Piot, Executive Director, Joint United Nations Programme on AIDS (UNAIDS)


[The AIDS Pandemic brings] together [Gostin's] many essays in an effort to understand past failures and future possibilities.--The Nation


[A] comprehensive and informative text. . . . This is an excellent resource for anyone working with or concerned about HIV and AIDS.--Choice


A comprehensive review of the social, ethical, political, and legal debates surrounding the AIDS pandemic. . . . Well organized. . . . Covers a wide range of topics. . . . Easy reading. . . . The author writes from the perspective of an insider intimately involved with the creation and evolution of AIDS policies. . . . Gostin's public policy arguments are evidence-based. . . . The AIDS Pandemic is a well-written book that accomplishes its stated goal, to provide an extensive review of U.S. HIV/AIDS laws and policies. The book's greatest strength is its comprehensiveness. . . . This book's lasting value is that it depicts clearly how AIDS laws and policies have and continue to negatively impact on the lives of HIV-infected individuals.--American Journal of Bioethics

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