Invisible Epidemic

Author(s): Gena Corea

General Health

Bringing a feminist perspective to the AIDS crisis--with a focused look at how AIDS has affected the lives of women of all walks of life across the country--Gena Corea's extensive research, in-depth interviews, and compelling prose provide riveting portraits of women infected with HIV.


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From Publishers Weekly

The World Health Organization, reports journalist Corea ( The Mother Machine ), estimates that by the year 2000, HIV-positive women will outnumber similarly infected men. In this eye-opening account of women's struggle to be counted as victims, not only as transmitters, of this deadly disease, Corea, associate director of the Institute on Women and Technology, chronicles in profiles and with statis tics how the disease has affected women from a variety of backgrounds. She details the heroic early efforts of attorneys, television producers, prisoners and medical researchers to make the medical establishment acknowledge a disease that was killing women as well as men. With anger and acumen, Corea traces an American tragedy that is both a medical and a social issue. 
Copyright 1992 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

From Library Journal

This important book provides a dramatic look at women affected by AIDS--patients, health workers, scientists, and caregivers. Using in-depth interviews and sources in the popular and scientific literature, Corea offers a chronology of the impact of this epidemic on the female population. In doing so, she brings to light an even greater problem--the fact that women have been systematically ignored and neglected by the medical establishment in both research and the provision of health services. Unlike Christopher Norwood's Advice for Life: A Woman's Guide to AIDS Risks & Prevention (Pantheon, 1987) and Diane Richardson's Women and AIDS ( LJ 12/87), which offer only practical health information, this book deals with the larger social and ethical aspects of the AIDS epidemic. Sure to be a classic like Randy Shilts's And the Band Played On ( LJ 11/15/87), Corea's work is highly recommended for all collections.
-Barbara M. Bibel, Oakland P.L., Cal.
Copyright 1992 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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  • : 9780060921910
  • : HarperCollins
  • : HarperCollins
  • : books

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  • : Gena Corea