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HIV/AIDS in the US

(see also World Health Crises: HIV/AIDS, HIV/AIDS in Latin America, HIV/AIDS in Africa & HIV/AIDS in Asia)


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Basics

On the Web: Articles

On the Web: Specialized Sites

AIDS Action.

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (Atlanta).

Dogwood Center.

In the Library: Articles

Gallagher, Nora. "Fever all through the night," Mother Jones (11/82). Early notice of the epidemic.

Hayford, Justin. "Insurance companies purge people with AIDS," Progressive (4/96):32-34.

Kirp, David L. "Love among the ruins," Nation (7/18/94).

Levenson, Jacob. "Showdown in Choctaw County," Utne Reader (5-6/02):73-80.

Specter, Michael. "Public nuisance," New Yorker (5/13/02):56-65. Profile of Larry Kramer, "the man who warned America about AIDS."

In the Library: Non-Fiction Books

Berrigan, Daniel. Sorrow Built a Bridge: Friendship & AIDS (Baltimore: Fortkamp, 1989).

Bordowitz, Gregg. The AIDS Crisis is Ridiculous & Other Writings, 1986-2003 (ed. James Meyer; Cambridge MA: MIT, 2006).

Burkett, Elinor. The Gravest Show on Earth: America in the Age of AIDS (Boston : Houghton Mifflin Co., 1995)

Cohen, Cathy J. The Boundaries of Blackness: AIDS & the Breakdown of Black Politics (Chicago, 1999).

Farmer, Paul. AIDS & Accusation: Haiti & the Geography of Blame (Berkeley: U. California, 1992).

__________; Margaret Connors & Janie Simmons (eds.) Women, Poverty & AIDS: Sex, Drugs & Structural Violence (Monroe ME: Common Courage, 1996).

Fee, Elizabeth & Daniel Fox (eds.) AIDS: The Burdens of History (Berkeley: U. of California, 1988).

Hawkins, Anne Hunsaker. A Small, Good Thing: Stories of Children with HIV & Those Who Care for Them (Scranton PA: National Book, 2000).

Rotello, Gabriel. Sexual Ecology: AIDS & the Destiny of Gay Men (NY: Dutton, 1997).

Schulman, Sarah. Stagestruck: Theater, AIDS, & the Marketing of Gay America (Durham NC: Duke, 1998).

Shilts, Randy. And the Band Played On: Politics, People, & the AIDS Epidemic (NY: St. Martin's, 1987).

Sontag, Susan & Howard Hodgkin. The Way We Live Now (London: Jonathan Cape, 1991). On the AIDS epidemic.

__________. Illness as Metaphor; & AIDS & Its Metaphors (NY: Picador, 2001).

Stoller, Nancy. Lessons from the Damned: Queens, Whores & Junkies Respond to AIDS (NY: Routledge, 1997).

Verghese, Abraham. My Own Country: A Doctor's Story of a Town & Its People in the Age of AIDS (NY: Simon & Schuster, 1994).

Vernon, Irene S. Killing Us Quietly: Native Americans & HIV/AIDS (Lincoln: U. Nebraska, 2001).

Whetten-Goldstein, Kathryn & Trang Quyen Nguyen. "You're the First One I've Told": New Faces of HIV in the South (New Brunswick NJ: Rutgers, 2002).

Yingling, Thomas E. AIDS & the National Body (Durham NC: Duke, 1997).

In the Library: Fiction

Abella, Alex. Dead of Night: A Novel (NY: Simon & Schuster, 1998).

Alameddine, Rabih. Koolaids: The Art of War (NY: Picador, 1998).

Barker, Clive. Sacrament (NY: HarperCollins, 1996).

Bellow, Saul. Ravelstein (NY: Viking, 2000).

Berger, John. To the Wedding: A Novel (NY: Pantheon, 1995).

Bouldrey, Brian. Love, the Magician (NY: Southern Tier, 2000).

Bourjaily, Vance Nye. Old Soldier: A Novel (NY: D.I. Fine, 1990).

Brewer, Jeannie. A Crack in Forever: A Novel (NY: Simon & Schuster, 1996).

Brown, Rebecca. The Gifts of the Body (NY: HarperCollins, 1994).

Buckle, Catherine. The Litany Bird (Harare: College, 1999).

Carpenter, William. A Keeper of Sheep (Minneapolis: Milkweed, 1994).

Chu T'ien-wen. Notes of a Desolate Man (NY: Columbia, 1999).

Ciresi, Rita. Pink Slip (NY: Delacorte, 1999).

Cleage, Pearl. What Looks Like Crazy on an Ordinary Day (NY: Avon, 1998).

Coe, Christopher. Such Times (NY: Harcourt Brace, 1993).

Collard, Cyril. Savage Nights (Woodstock NY: Overlook, 1994).

Corbin, Steven. A Hundred Days from Now: A Novel (Boston: Alyson, 1994).

Cunningham, Michael. A Home at the End of the World (NY: Farrar Straus Giroux, 1990).

Currier, Jameson. Dancing on the Moon: Short Stories about AIDS (NY: Viking, 1993).

__________. Where the Rainbow Ends: A Novel (Woodstock NY: Overlook, 1998).

D'Haene, Elise. Licking Our Wounds (Sag Harbor NY: Permanent, 1997).

Davis, Christopher. Valley of the Shadow (NY: St. Martin's, 1988).

__________. Philadelphia: A Novel (NY: Bantam, 1994).

Donnelly, Nisa. The Love Songs of Phoenix Bay (NY: St. Martin's, 1994).

Durant, Penny Raife. When Heroes Die (NY: Atheneum, 1992).

Feinberg, David B. Eighty-Sixed (NY: Viking, 1989).

__________. Spontaneous Combustion (NY: Viking, 1991).

Ferro, Robert. Second Son: A Novel (NY: Crown, 1988).

Glass, Suzanne. The Interpreter: A Novel (South Royalton VT: Steerforth, 2001).

Guibert, Hervé. To the Friend Who Did Not Save My Life (NY: Atheneum, 1991).

__________. The Compassion Protocol (NY: G. Braziller, 1994).

Gurganus, Allan. Plays Well With Others (NY: Knopf, 1997).

Hardy, James Earl. The Day Eazy-E Died (LA: Alyson, 2001).

Hoffman, Alice. At Risk (NY: Putnam, 1988).

Holland, Walter. The March (NY: Hard Candy, 1996).

__________. Empath (San Diego: Paradigm, 1993).

Johnson, Fenton. Scissors, Paper, Rock (NY: Pocket, 1993).

Johnson-Hodge, Margaret. Some Sunday (NY: Kensington, 2001).

Kear, Cynthia. Searching for Grace (Upton-upon-Severn: MPC, 1998).

Kondoleon, Harry. Diary of a Lost Boy: A Novel (NY: Knopf, 1994).

Kposowa, Tibbie S. Silence That Is Not Golden (Cincinnati: Tabay, 1995).

Mars-Jones, Adam. Monopolies of Loss (NY: Knopf, 1993).

__________& Edmund White. The Darker Proof: Stories from a Crisis (Boston: Faber & Faber, 1987).

McCollum, Thomas C. Tainted Blood: A Novel (Tokyo: Shoji, 1995).

McMullan, Margaret. When Warhol Was Still Alive: A Novel (Freedom CA: Crossing, 1994).

McMurtry, Larry. The Late Child: A Novel (NY: Simon & Schuster, 1995).

Monette, Paul. Afterlife (NY: Crown, 1990).

__________. Halfway Home (NY: Crown, 1991).

Moriarty, Marilyn F. Moses Unchained (Athens: U. Georgia, 1998).

Nava, Michael. The Hidden Law (NY: HarperCollins, 1992).

Neale, Jonathan. The Laughter of Heroes (NY: Serpent's Tail, 1993).

Olshan, Joseph. Vanitas (NY: Simon & Schuster, 1998).

Peck, Dale. Martin & John: A Novel (NY: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1993).

Picano, Felice. Like People in History (NY: Viking, 1995).

Price, Reynolds. The Promise of Rest (NY: Scribner, 1995).

Puerto, Carlos. La mirada (León: Everest, 1997).

Reed, Paul. Facing It: A Novel of AIDS (San Francisco: Gay Sunshine, 1984).

Ryman, Geoff. Was: A Novel (NY: Knopf, 1992).

Toibin, Colm. The Blackwater Lightship (London: Picador, 1999).

Sherman, Charlotte. Touch: A Novel (NY: HarperCollins, 1995).

Spanbauer, Tom. In the City of Shy Hunters: A Novel (NY: Grove, 2001).

Srivastava, Atima. Transmission (NY: Serpent's Tail, 1992).

Stevenson, Richard. Strachey's Folley (NY: St. Martin's, 1998).

Svoboda, Terese. Cannibal (NY: NYU, 1994).

Taylor, Sheila Ortiz. Coachella (Albuquerque: U. New Mexico, 1998).

Warner, Sharon Oard (ed.) The Way We Write Now: Short Stories from the AIDS Crisis (Secaucus NJ: Carol, 1995).

Weir, John. The Irreversible Decline of Eddie Socket: A Novel (NY: Harper & Row, 1989).

White, Edmund. The Married Man (NY: Knopf, 2000).

Wilson, Doug. Labour of Love: A Novel (NY: St. Martin's, 1993).

Wolverton, Terry (ed.) Blood Whispers: LA Writers on AIDS (2 vols.; LA: Silverton, 1991-94).

In the Library: For Young Readers

In the Library: Poetry

In the Library: Drama

In the Library: Photography

CD & Audio

Film & Video

"And the Band Played On" [1993], dir. Roger Spottiswoode, 140m. In video stores.

"Angels in America" [2003], dir. Mike Nichols, 352m. In video stores. AIDS, politics & domestic drama in 1985 NY.

"The Cost of Living" [2000], dir. Toni Strasburg, 24m. From Bullfrog Films.

"Finding Our Way Together" [1989], dir. Melissa Young, 28m. People living with AIDS & their caregivers. From Moving Images.

"My Own Country" [1998], dir. Mira Nair, 95m. In video stores. Based on Indian immigrant Dr. Abraham Verghese's story about working as an AIDS doctor in Johnson City, Tennessee.

"Patient Abuse: TAC's Struggle for Treatment Access" [2001], dir. Jack Lewis, 59m. From California Newsreel..

"Philadelphia" [1994], dir. Jonathan Demme, 127m. In video stores.

 



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