ERIC Number: EJ533373
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: 0
HIV/AIDS as a Chronic Disease: Emergence from the Plague Model.
Beaudin, Christy L.; Chambre, Susan M.
American Behavioral Scientist, v39 n6 p684-706 May 1996
Examines the social, biological, and political forces that changed the public policy conception of HIV/AIDS from an acute epidemic to a chronic illness. Provides an overview of the institutional and social responses to the disease. Discusses and defines characteristics of the chronic illness and plague models. (MJP)
Descriptors: Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, Chronic Illness, Communicable Diseases, Disease Control, Diseases, Epidemiology, Health Education, Higher Education, Homosexuality, Long Term Care, Models, Mortality Rate, Political Influences, Public Health, Public Health Legislation, Public Opinion, Public Policy, Social Bias, Social Discrimination, Special Health Problems, Viruses
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A