In one short decade, the politics of AIDS has become the politics of survival. In a world whose social order is changing before our eyes, AIDS insistently brings new meaning to the age-old question of what it is we must do to survive-as individuals, as families, as communities, as nations, as members of an interdependent world. This book brings together a collection of articles that frankly discuss what it will take to stop the AIDS epidemic and deal with the devastation it has already wrought.

section Section I|52 pages

The Politics of AIDS

chapter Chapter 1|50 pages

The Politics of AIDS

ByNancy Krieger, Rose Appleman

section Section II|52 pages

AIDS: Community Survival in the United States

chapter |6 pages


ByNancy Krieger, Glen Margo

chapter Chapter 2|12 pages

AIDS Prevention in the United States: Lessons from the First Decade

ByNicholas Freudenberg

chapter Chapter 3|16 pages

Epidemic in the War Zone: AIDS and Community Survival in New York City

ByErnest Drucker

chapter Chapter 4|16 pages

Pediatric AIDS in the United States: Epidemiological Reality Versus Government Policy

ByAnne-Emanuelle Birn, John Santelli, LaWanda G. Burwell

section Section III|54 pages

Women and AIDS

chapter |4 pages


ByNancy Krieger, Glen Margo

chapter Chapter 5|13 pages

More Than Mothers and Whores: Redefining the AIDS Prevention Needs of Women

ByKathryn Carovano

chapter Chapter 6|15 pages

Women and AIDS in Zimbabwe: The Making of an Epidemic

ByMary T. Bassett, Marvellous Mhloyi

chapter Chapter 7|18 pages

Human Immunodeficiency Virus and Migrant Labor in South Africa

ByKaren Jochelson, Monyaola Mothibeli, Jean-Patrick Leger

section Section IV|62 pages

Solidarity and AIDS

chapter |5 pages


ByNancy Krieger

chapter Chapter 8|30 pages

Human Immunodeficiency Virus in Cuba: The Public Health Response of a Third World Country

BySarah Santana, Lily Faas, Karen Wald

chapter Chapter 9|15 pages

We Are All People Living with AIDS: Myths and Realities of AIDS in Brazil

ByHerbert Daniel

chapter Chapter 10|8 pages

Global AIDS: Critical Issues for Prevention in the 1990s

ByJonathan M. Mann

section Section V|55 pages

The Histories of AIDS

chapter |3 pages


ByNancy Krieger

chapter Chapter 11|27 pages

Thinking and Rethinking AIDS: Implications for Health Policy

ByElizabeth Fee, Nancy Krieger

chapter Chapter 12|21 pages

Understanding AIDS: Historical Interpretations and the Limits of Biomedical Individualism

ByElizabeth Fee, Nancy Krieger