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 cohesion among affected teams and groups, and public health and wellbeing prone. this is obvious either within the movement in the direction of fit alliances in future health provider paintings, and within the calls for of AIDS activists world wide. this article brings jointly specifically chosen papers addressing those and similar subject matters given on the 8th convention on Social elements of AIDS held in London in overdue 1995. one of the concerns tested are career and coverage; the heightened vulnerability of teams comparable to girls and more youthful homosexual males; and problems with drug use, incapacity and HIV prevention.

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However, once he was diagnosed as being HIV-positive, this facility was withdrawn and he was required to undertake his deliveries on foot. Severe bleeds followed his first journey and he had some time off work. He was eventually dismissed on grounds of ill-health; and (3) a longserving supermarket employee who, diagnosed as HIV-positive, agreed with his sympathetic manager to be transferred from work involving cutting machinery. On returning to work after suffering a bout of HIV-related pneumonia he found a new manager in post who made it clear that he wanted the employee to leave.

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The so-called “objective” criteria of disability reflects the biases, self-interests, and moral evaluations of those in a position to influence policy’ (Albrecht and Levy, 1981, p. 14). As a result, dominant definitions of ‘disability’ hold immense power and influence. The crucial determining factor when considering ‘disability’ as a category is the definitional process: who makes it, why, how and to what intentions is the definition to be put? In order to illustrate the significance of this process to disability legislation, we consider two broad, but contrasting, approaches: the individualistic and the social.

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