The Endangered Self

The Endangered Self

Managing the Social Risk of HIV

eBook - 2000
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Taylor
& Francis Publishing

To date, the majority of HIV/AIDS research has concentrated on education and prevention for those with a seronegative status, while studies of HIV positive individuals have been concerned with their potential to infect others. The Endangered Self however, focuses on how the discovery of an HIV positive status affects the individual's sense of identity, on the experience of living with HIV and its effects on the individual's social relationships. In this comparative study of the UK and US, Green and Sobo explore identity change and the stigma attached to an HIV positive status within the context of the sociology of risk. Chapters discuss issues such as:
*identity, social risk and AIDS
*stigma
*living and coping with HIV
*the danger of disclosure
*reported reactions in health care settings and sexual settings
*risk and reality
*seropositivity.
The Endangered Self will be of interest to all those infected with HIV and to their families, partners, friends and caregivers who are affected by it. It will be essential reading for health-care professionals and those studying medical anthropology, sociology and health and risk studies.

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This text focuses on how the discovery of an HIV positive status affects the individual's sense of identity, and on the experience of living with HIV and its effects on the individual's social relationships. Green (health & social services, U. of Essex, UK) and Sobo (a researcher at Children's Hospital, San Diego) explore identity change and the stigma attached to an HIV positive status within the context of the sociology of risk. Topics discussed include living and coping with HIV, telling and the danger of disclosure, and reactions in health care and sexual settings. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 2000
ISBN: 9780203135525
0203135520
9780203170229
0203170229
9781857289091
1857289099
Characteristics: data file,rda
1 online resource (xii, 234 pages)
Additional Contributors: Sobo, Elisa Janine 1963-- Author

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