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Understanding the HIV/AIDS Epidemic in the United States : The Role of Syndemics in the Production of

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This book examines the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the United States using the concept of syndemics to contextualize the risk of both well-known, and a few lesser-known, subpopulations that experience disproportionately high rates of HIV and/or AIDS within the United States. Since discovery, HIV/AIDS has exposed a number of social, psychological, and biological aspects of disease transmission. The concept of “syndemics,” or “synergistically interacting epidemics” has emerged as a powerful framework for understanding both the epidemiological patterns and the myriad of problems associated with HIV/AIDS around the world and within the United States. The book considers the disparities in HIV/AIDS in relation to social aspects, risk behavior and critical illness comorbidities.  It updates and enhances our understanding of the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the United States and contributes to the expanding literature on the role of syndemics in shaping the public’s health.  ?
Genre: Social Science, Medical
Series Title: Social Disparities in Health and Health Care
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Springer Verlag
Language: English
Street Date: August 9, 2016
TCIN: 51537177
UPC: 9783319340029
Item Number (DPCI): 248-23-0781
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