Coping with AIDS: The challenges of an evolving disease

James Walkup, Laura Cramer-Berness

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Abstract

The story of Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS) - the search for its cause, the struggle to prevent its spread, the yet unsuccessful search for effective vaccines and cures- is a social drama with few parallels in the history of medicine. Several elements in this story set it apart from most other medical conditions, and give a distinctive cast to many of the issues associated with coping (Epstein, 1998). It appeared out of nowhere, spread with blazing speed, and awakened a massive political and scientific response.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationCoping with Chronic Illness and Disability
Subtitle of host publicationTheoretical, Empirical, and Clinical Aspects
PublisherSpringer US
Pages129-151
Number of pages23
ISBN (Print)9780387486680
DOIs
StatePublished - 2007
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Psychology(all)

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