Coping with AIDS: The challenges of an evolving disease

James Walkup, Laura Cramer-Berness

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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
Number of pages23
ISBN (Print)9780387486680
StatePublished - 2007
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychology(all)


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