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North Carolina & The Problem of Aids: Advocacy, Politics, and Race in the South

Stephen J. Inrig


Thirty years after AIDS was first recognized, the American South constitutes the epicenter of the United States' epidemic. Southern states claim the highest rates of new infections, the most AIDS-related deaths, and the largest number of adults and adolescents living with the virus. Moreover, the epidemic disproportionately affects African American communities across the region. Using the history of HIV in North Carolina as a case study, this book examines the rise of AIDS in the South in the period from the early spread and discovery of the disease through the late 1990s. Drawing on epidemiol ... More

Keywords: AIDS, American South, epidemic, African American communities, North Carolina, minority communities, HIV infection, health workers, urban areas, gay community

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780807834985
Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: July 2014 DOI:10.5149/9780807869154_inrig


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Stephen J. Inrig, author