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 language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||Coping with Chronic Illness and Disability|
|Subtitle of host publication||Theoretical, Empirical, and Clinical Aspects|
|Number of pages||23|
|State||Published - 2007|
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