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This unique and comprehensive book focuses on the sociological (rather than the biomedical and behavioral) issues of HIV/AIDS. It highlights the human consequences of the disease for both groups and established social structures. Exposes the reader to the full range of social, cultural, historical, policy, and economic issues surrounding the HIV/AIDS crisis. Addresses three specific dimensions of HIV/AIDStransmission, outreach for infected and affected, and the social implications of the disease. Explores the ways that different groups (medical and legal professions, the state, the health care industry, families, and scientists) interact as a result of this crisis. For anyone interested in learning about the Sociology of AIDS, American Society, Health and Aging, Policy Analysis in Health, Public Health, Social Problems, Urban Sociology, Law and Society, and Gay and Lesbian Studies.