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Side effects : the new age of AIDS in America

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dc.contributor.advisor B.D. Colen. en_US Humphries, Courtney (Courtney Elizabeth) en_US
dc.contributor.other MIT Program in Writing & Humanistic Studies. en_US 2007-11-15T18:08:01Z 2007-11-15T18:08:01Z 2004 en_US 2004 en_US
dc.description Thesis (S.M.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Humanities, Program in Writing and Humanistic Studies, 2004. en_US
dc.description Vita. en_US
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (leaves 29-32). en_US
dc.description.abstract When the cocktail of AIDS drugs called highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) was introduced in 1997, it radically changed the picture of HIV and AIDS in the U.S. Deaths from AIDS plummeted by two-thirds. Now, far fewer people are progressing along the once-inevitable path to illness and death. The impact of new therapy has been both dramatic and double-edged: it has spared tens of thousands from death, but has complicated their lives in countless ways. This newspaper series in five parts examines the new landscape of AIDS in the aftermath of success - a success that is still incomplete as there is still no cure. The new therapies carry literal side effects - the toxicities of drugs that infected individuals must take everyday for the rest of their lives. But the drugs have also created social and political side effects as AIDS is transformed to an increasingly chronic disease. The series relays the stories of HIV-infected individuals, clinicians, social workers, and AIDS service and prevention workers in Boston and examines how their lives and work have changed now that AIDS is no longer seen as a "crisis" in the U.S. en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibility by Courtney Humphries. en_US
dc.format.extent 33 leaves en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Massachusetts Institute of Technology en_US
dc.rights M.I.T. theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from this source for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission. See provided URL for inquiries about permission. en_US
dc.subject Program in Writing and Humanistic Studies. en_US
dc.title Side effects : the new age of AIDS in America en_US
dc.title.alternative New age of AIDS in America en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US S.M. en_US
dc.contributor.department MIT Program in Writing & Humanistic Studies. en_US
dc.identifier.oclc 62947127 en_US

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