Understanding the HIV/AIDS Epidemic in the United States

The Role of Syndemics in the Production of Health Disparities

  • Eric R. Wright
  • Neal Carnes

Part of the Social Disparities in Health and Health Care book series (SDHHC)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Paul Draus, Juliette Roddy
    Pages 177-194
  3. Karen McKinnon, Katherine S. Elkington, Francine Cournos, Veronica Pinho, Mark D. C. Guimaraes, Milton L. Wainberg
    Pages 241-276
  4. Julie Hilvers, Christine C. George, Arturo V. Bendixen
    Pages 277-295
  5. Neal Carnes, Eric R. Wright
    Pages 297-302
  6. Julie Hilvers, Christine C. George, Arturo V. Bendixen
    Pages E1-E1

About this book

Introduction

This book examines the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the United States using the concept of syndemics to contextualize the risk of both well-known, and a few lesser-known, subpopulations that experience disproportionately high rates of HIV and/or AIDS within the United States. Since discovery, HIV/AIDS has exposed a number of social, psychological, and biological aspects of disease transmission. The concept of “syndemics,” or “synergistically interacting epidemics” has emerged as a powerful framework for understanding both the epidemiological patterns and the myriad of problems associated with HIV/AIDS around the world and within the United States. The book considers the disparities in HIV/AIDS in relation to social aspects, risk behavior and critical illness comorbidities. It updates and enhances our understanding of the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the United States and contributes to the expanding literature on the role of syndemics in shaping the public’s health.

Keywords

HIV/AIDS Epidemic in the United States HIV/AIDS and Social Aspects of Disease Transmission Health Disparities in HIV/AIDS High Rates of HIV and/or AIDS within the United States. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report Pneumocystis Pneumonia among Drug-Using Gay Men Health Disparities among Bisexual Men Social Risks of HIV among Transgender Women HIV Prevention and Care for Black/ African American HIV Prevention and Care for Latinas in the United States HIV and Incarceration among African American Men Severe Mental Illness HIV Housing and Homelessness Syndemic Theory in HIV/AIDS

Editors and affiliations

  • Eric R. Wright
    • 1
  • Neal Carnes
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of SociologyGeorgia State UniversityAtlantaUSA
  2. 2.Department of SociologyGeorgia State UniversityAtlantaUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-34004-3
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-34002-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-34004-3
  • Series Print ISSN 2468-6778
  • Series Online ISSN 2468-6786
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