The emergence of HIV/AIDS and the Irish response.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/575059
Title:
The emergence of HIV/AIDS and the Irish response.
Authors:
Duffy, Marcella
Citation:
Duffy, Marcella. 1993. The emergence of HIV/AIDS and the Irish response. Dublin: Sociological Association of Ireland.
Publisher:
Sociological Association of Ireland
Issue Date:
Apr-1993
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/575059
Item Type:
Report
Language:
en
Description:
AIDS is an acronym that stands for Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, a physical condition in which the body's immune system has been compromised by the activity of a virus called Human Immuno-deficiency Virus (HIV). The syndrome, which in itself is a purely medical condition, has implications that go beyond the realm of medicine and into the social sphere. The main reasons for this are the taboos surrounding the modes of transmission and also the fact that, since there is no cure or vaccine, the syndrome is usually equated with death. HIV / AIDS has been defined as pandemic, that is, a worldwide phenomenon, threatening the stability of every societY,. HIV / AIDS is a complex phenomenon, not only in its medical aspects. It also unveils the structures of society, exposing poverty, attitudes towards sexuality (the myths and taboos), racism, xenophobia, and the socio-economic power structures. It forces society to question its attitudes towards these issues and to integrate the consequences of the syndrome in its midst. It is a stigmatised syndrome within society. This is primarily due to the frequent avenues of infection, that is, sex or rather certain sexual practices, and sharing of needles, a practice mainly found amongst intravenous drug users. The initial naming of the phenomenon, G.R.I.D. (Gay Related Immuno Deficiency), which conveys obvious implications, led to stereotyping and scapegoating which rendered most societies incapable of coping adequately with the syndrome.
Keywords:
AIDS; IMMUNE SYSTEM; HIV INFECTION; SEXUALITY

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorDuffy, Marcellaen
dc.date.accessioned2015-08-18T11:59:53Zen
dc.date.available2015-08-18T11:59:53Zen
dc.date.issued1993-04en
dc.identifier.citationDuffy, Marcella. 1993. The emergence of HIV/AIDS and the Irish response. Dublin: Sociological Association of Ireland.en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/575059en
dc.descriptionAIDS is an acronym that stands for Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, a physical condition in which the body's immune system has been compromised by the activity of a virus called Human Immuno-deficiency Virus (HIV). The syndrome, which in itself is a purely medical condition, has implications that go beyond the realm of medicine and into the social sphere. The main reasons for this are the taboos surrounding the modes of transmission and also the fact that, since there is no cure or vaccine, the syndrome is usually equated with death. HIV / AIDS has been defined as pandemic, that is, a worldwide phenomenon, threatening the stability of every societY,. HIV / AIDS is a complex phenomenon, not only in its medical aspects. It also unveils the structures of society, exposing poverty, attitudes towards sexuality (the myths and taboos), racism, xenophobia, and the socio-economic power structures. It forces society to question its attitudes towards these issues and to integrate the consequences of the syndrome in its midst. It is a stigmatised syndrome within society. This is primarily due to the frequent avenues of infection, that is, sex or rather certain sexual practices, and sharing of needles, a practice mainly found amongst intravenous drug users. The initial naming of the phenomenon, G.R.I.D. (Gay Related Immuno Deficiency), which conveys obvious implications, led to stereotyping and scapegoating which rendered most societies incapable of coping adequately with the syndrome.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherSociological Association of Irelanden
dc.subjectAIDSen
dc.subjectIMMUNE SYSTEMen
dc.subjectHIV INFECTIONen
dc.subjectSEXUALITYen
dc.titleThe emergence of HIV/AIDS and the Irish response.en
dc.typeReporten
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