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Maya Rockeymoore, Ph.D., AFRICAN AMERICANS CONFRONT A PANDEMIC: ASSESSING COMMUNITY IMPACT, ORGANIZATION, AND ADVOCACY IN THE SECOND DECADE OF AIDS, in State of Black America (2002)

ABSTRACT

 Last year marked the twentieth anniversary of the recognition of a new pandemic called Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome.  Over time, the landscape of AIDS policy, politics, research, and epidemiology have shifted dramatically to engulf individuals, communities, states and nations in a battle to ward off mass destruction resulting from the spread of AIDS.  Despite growing attention to the issue, solutions for curbing the spread of AIDS have largely been elusive. 

The progression of the disease in the U.S. is similar to its evolution in the world:  black and brown people are disproportionately the sufferers of the AIDS epidemic.  While an analysis of the global implications of AIDS on poor nations of color is an important and necessary undertaking, this essay will maintain a narrow analytical lens in considering the plight of people of African descent living in the United States of America .  It is the hope that this will illuminate community processes that could prove useful in efforts to mobilize individuals and communities elsewhere.

Introduction - AIDS Pandemic
The Changing Face of AIDS
AIDS and Community Mobilization
LEANING ON THE 'CONSCIENCE OF THE CONGRESS'
CONTINUED CHALLENGES IN THE THIRD DECADE
Conclusion



[1] Cathy Cohen, 1999.  Boundaries of Blackness. 

[2] Centers for Disease Control.  “HIV/AIDS Among African Americans,” March 15, 2002.

 
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