interviews with surviving members of the AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power, New York.
Infectious Ideas: U.S. political responses to the AIDS crisis. by Jennifer BrierTOC: Affection is our best protection : early AIDS activism and the legacy of gay liberation -- Marketing safe sex : the politics of sexuality, race, and class in San Francisco, 1983-1991 -- What should the federal government do to deal with the problem of AIDS? : the Reagan administration's response -- AIDS, reproductive rights, and economic empowerment : the Ford Foundation's response to AIDS in the global south, 1987-1995 -- Drugs into bodies, bodies into health care : the AIDS coalition to unleash power and the struggle over how best to fight AIDS -- We struggle against it together : the South African AIDS alliance, 1996-2003.
Publication Date: 2009
Global HIV/AIDS Politics, Policy, and Activism by Raymond A. Smith (Editor)An international team of specialists in politics, policy, and activism provide an indispensable guide to the persistent challenges and emerging issues posed by the global HIV/AIDS epidemic, now in its fourth decade. The HIV/AIDS epidemic is at a critical turning point. Compelling new findings herald the potential to eventually grind the epidemic to a halt through a combination of expanded treatment coverage and new biomedical approaches to prevention. At the same time, the severe global economic downturns have negatively affected wealthy donor nations that have provided the funds and technical support for programs in the developing world. It is against this backdrop that this landmark three-volume set was developed. It provides a broad overview of the critical political issues surrounding HIV/AIDS, inspects key areas of policy and policymaking, and spotlights the most important forms of activism and community mobilization. The volumes reflect an eclectic and wide-ranging set of issues written by an international team comprising dozens of authors from nations including the United States, the United Kingdom, Ghana, South Africa, Brazil, Cambodia, Norway, and Qatar. The international contributors represent a variety of disciplines and bring with them a range of styles and methodological approaches appropriate to their specific topics and disciplines. An important addition to academic and public libraries, this expansive work will benefit students and other readers interested in politics, policymaking, public health, activism, and community mobilization, both in the United States and globally.