AIDS as a Social Phenomenon
Social Science and Medicine. 1987; 25(6): 529-539.
AIDS as a new lethal and at present incurable sexually transmitted disease is already having remarkable social repercussions not yet fully explicit and hence it can be termed a social phenomenon. Political, behavioural, economic and legal reactions and social responses such as stigmatization, changes in the sick role and the growth of voluntary organizations and international collaboration are described. Communication, education and information aspects of AIDS are considereed using material from the press and it is clear that a massive educational approach to modify behaviour must be the basis for a control programme.
Aids; Aids Serodiagnosis; Attitudes; Blood; Blood Transfusions; Communication; Disease; Drug Abuse; Economics; Education; Epidemiology; Government; Government Regulation; Health; Health Personnel; HIV Seropositivity; Homosexuals; International Aspects; Mass Media; Mass Screening; Organizations; Regulation; Sexuality; Social Impact; Stigmatization;
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Velimirovic, B. (1987)AIDS is an infectious but also a social disease....important problems have been posed in various fields of social, political, ethical and and legal areas extending far beyond traditional medical interest. These ...