There is an inherently strong and intricate paradox underlying HIV/AIDS prevention—between the focal point on collective advocacy mobilized to wrestle worldwide HIV/AIDS and the staggeringly disproportionate premiums of HIV/AIDS in lots of locations. In Treating AIDS
, Thurka Sangaramoorthy examines the typical practices of HIV/AIDS prevention within the usa from the point of view of AIDS specialists and Haitian immigrants in South Florida. even supposing there's all over the world emphasis at the universality of HIV/AIDS as a social, political, fiscal, and biomedical challenge, advancements in HIV/AIDS prevention are rooted in and concentrated solely on disparities in HIV/AIDS morbidity and mortality framed in the course of the rubric of race, ethnicity, and nationality. everyone seems to be at equivalent possibility for contracting HIV/AIDS, Sangaramoorthy notes, however the ways that humans adventure and deal with that risk—and the affliction itself—is hugely depending on race, ethnic id, sexuality, gender, immigration prestige, and different notions of “difference.”
Sangaramoorthy records intimately the paintings of AIDS prevention courses and their impact at the health and wellbeing and overall healthiness of Haitians, a transnational group lengthy stricken by the stigma of being stereotyped in public discourse as disorder providers. by way of tracing the ways that public wisdom of AIDS prevention technology circulates from websites of surveillance and rules, to numerous clinics and hospitals, to the social worlds embraced through this immigrant group, she finally demonstrates the ways that AIDS prevention courses aid to augment different types of person and collective distinction, and the way they proceed to maintain the continual and pernicious notion of race and ethnicity as chance elements for the disease.