AIDS: Activism and Alliances (Social Aspects of Aids Series) by Peter Aggleton

By Peter Aggleton

From the beginning of the AIDS epidemic there were demands better unity among affected teams and groups, and public well-being prone. this is visible either within the circulation in the direction of fit alliances in wellbeing and fitness carrier paintings, and within the calls for of AIDS activists around the world. this article brings jointly particularly chosen papers addressing those and similar subject matters given on the 8th convention on Social points of AIDS held in London in past due 1995. one of the concerns tested are occupation and coverage; the heightened vulnerability of teams similar to ladies and more youthful homosexual males; and problems with drug use, incapacity and HIV prevention.

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Here, Opportunity lost 33 impairment is defined as any loss or abnormality of psychological, physiological or anatomical structure or function; disability is seen as any restriction or lack of ability (resulting from an impairment) to perform an activity in the manner or within the range considered normal for a human being; and handicap is viewed as disadvantage for a given individual, resulting from an impairment or disability, that limits or prevents the fulfilment of a role (depending on age, sex and social and cultural factors) for that individual (Massie, 1994, p.

More than One Epidemic? There is acceptance of the notion of not one, but many, AIDS epidemics in Australia. The Report of the Evaluation of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy (1992, p. 15) stated that ‘the spread of HIV in Australia must be considered as a number of separate, though Aids policy communities in australia 37 interrelated epidemics’. Watson (1993, p. 5) concurs with this approach, noting that the full extent of the disease ‘can only be appreciated if each of these separate epidemics is examined on its own’.

112). The implication here is that in addition to the (disputed) high cost of implementing its provisions, the needs of business should take priority over the needs of people with disabilities: a view reinforced in the preface to the government’s paper on discrimination against disabled people: ‘We must move forward, within a realistic timetable, with practical measures to tackle discrimination which also take account of the potential impact on employers’ (EDDP, 1995, p. 3, with emphasis added).

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