AIDS in the Female African American Population
A discussion of the spreading AIDS epidemic and the high rate of infection among African-American women.
# 86602 | 1,350 words | 7 sources | 2005 |
Published on Dec 01, 2005 in Medical and Health (Medical Studies) , Medical and Health (Public Health Issues) , African-American Studies (General)
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This paper discusses social policy for the AIDS epidemic, noting the high rate of infection among African-American woman in the United States, the fact that no clear reason is known for this phenomenon. The paper further discusses how the disease has a strong impact on the health and social systems. The paper analyzes how education is one of the more important ways of informing the public and preventing infection.
From the Paper:"AIDS is a disease that has altered a number of societal practices and patterns in a relatively short time. The disease has been known widely for no more than about 20 years, and in that time it has had a profound effect on human sexual behavior in Western society. Not every community or group is affected by AIDS in the same way, which is also one reason the scientific, medical, and governmental response was so slow in developing. AIDS has had its greatest effect in what are considered by many to be marginal communities rather than the mainstream, marginal in the sense of minority and stigmatized, like the homosexual community and the population that uses illegal intravenous drugs. Arguably, it was only with clear evidence that the disease was spreading into the non-drug-using heterosexual community that a stronger response from government and the medical community was forthcoming."
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