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The Resource Mortal secrets : truth and lies in the age of AIDS, Robert Klitzman and Ronald Bayer

Mortal secrets : truth and lies in the age of AIDS, Robert Klitzman and Ronald Bayer

Label
Mortal secrets : truth and lies in the age of AIDS
Title
Mortal secrets
Title remainder
truth and lies in the age of AIDS
Statement of responsibility
Robert Klitzman and Ronald Bayer
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Annotation In the era of the Internet and Oprah, in which formerly taboo information is readily available or freely confided, secrecy and privacy have in many ways given way to an onslaught of confession. Yet for those who are HIV positive, decisions about disclosure of their diagnosis force them to confront intimate, fundamental, and rarely discussed questions about truth, lies, sex, and trust. Drawing from interviews with over seventy gay men and women, intravenous drug users, sex workers, bisexual men, and heterosexual men and women, the authors provide a detailed portrait of moral, social, and psychological decision making. The interviews convey the complex emotions of love, lust, longing, hope, despair, and fear that shape individual dilemmas about whether to disclose to, deceive, or trust others concerning this disease. Some of those interviewed revealed their diagnosis widely; others told no one. Some struggled and ultimately told their partners; others spoke in codes or half-truths. One woman discovered her husband's diagnosis in a diary; when confronted, he denied it. Each year in the United States, 40,000 new cases of HIV arise, yet approximately one-third of the 900,000 Americans who are infected do not know it. As treatments have improved, unsafe sexual behavior has increased and efforts at prevention have stalled. Many of those infected continue to fear and experience rejection and discrimination. Addressing broad debates about the nature of secrecy, morality, and silence, this book explores public policy questions in the light of the nuanced, private decisions that are shaping the course of an epidemic and have broader indications for all
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Cataloging source
E7B
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Klitzman, Robert
Dewey number
362.1/969792
Index
index present
LC call number
RA643.8
LC item number
.K56 2003eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Bayer, Ronald
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • AIDS (Disease)
  • Self-disclosure
  • HIV-positive persons
  • AIDS (Disease)
  • HIV-positive persons
  • Self-disclosure
Label
Mortal secrets : truth and lies in the age of AIDS, Robert Klitzman and Ronald Bayer
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 207-212) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Getting tested : uncovering the truth -- Sexual partners : sex, love, and disclosure -- Secrets and secret secrets : disclosure in families -- Disclosure in other worlds : friends, co-workers, and going public -- Dangerous acts -- Making moral judgments
Control code
647917320
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (218 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780801895197
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)647917320
Label
Mortal secrets : truth and lies in the age of AIDS, Robert Klitzman and Ronald Bayer
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 207-212) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Getting tested : uncovering the truth -- Sexual partners : sex, love, and disclosure -- Secrets and secret secrets : disclosure in families -- Disclosure in other worlds : friends, co-workers, and going public -- Dangerous acts -- Making moral judgments
Control code
647917320
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (218 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780801895197
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)647917320

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