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Week 3-31

by: Whitney Robinson

Week 3-31 17063

Whitney Robinson
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Hist 1379 - History Since 1877
Richard Mizelle

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Hist 1379 - History Since 1877
Richard Mizelle
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This 23 page Class Notes was uploaded by Whitney Robinson on Tuesday April 7, 2015. The Class Notes belongs to 17063 at University of Houston taught by Richard Mizelle in Spring2015. Since its upload, it has received 159 views. For similar materials see Hist 1379 - History Since 1877 in History at University of Houston.


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Date Created: 04/07/15
History 11 3312015 AIDS and the Burden of History w Medical Citizenship Negotiation of individuals and groups Within the health care system Medical citizenship is inherently political Frames relationships between justice and injustice Biography of Disease w Rethinking Biographies w Biography implies a coherent identity a chronology and a narrative a movement through time Disease w Disease has always been a social as well as biological entity Disease is a fundamental aspect of the human condition Disease w Disease is historically and biologically specific Every disease has a unique past Once named every disease claims its own history every disease has its own biography Explanatory Framework w Physicians employ a modular construction using intellectual building elements available to their particular place and generation Not abstract knowledge Plays important role in doctor physician relationship Western Ideology of Medicine Disease does not exist until we agree it does Legitimacy AgreedUpon Diagnoses Disease demands explanation We think about it and we think with it Why have I become ill And why now Sick Role Sick Role Performance of disease and illness Everyone becomes sick BUT not everyone can become a patient Patienthood is an exclusive category Class issue Technology Healer s ability to put a name to the patient s pain and discomfort Bad prognosis can be better than none at all Dangerous but familiar disease is more manageable than a mysterious one HIV w Homosexual disease Magic Johnson celebrity culture and disease identity People become more interested in HIV Celebrities enhance the interest in certain diseases Difference between HIV and AIDS C While HIV is a Virus that may cause an infection AIDS is a condition or a syndrome Being infected with HIV can lead to having AIDS which stands for Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome AIDS develops whenHIV has caused serious damage to the immune system rigin of the Disease w June 1981 Center for Disease Control Report Five Homosexual Men were reported with having pneumocystis carinii By July CDC revealed Kaposi s Sarcoma had been diagnosed in 26 homosexual men during previous 2 years San Francisco New York Los Angelos GRID Gay Related Immune Disease 1982 Four Hs w Homosexuals Haitians Hemophiliacs Heterosexual drug users Symptoms Fever Night Sweats Chronic diarrhea Transmissible Virus 1984 French and American Labs Robert 30110 Pasteur Institute in Paris Robert Gallo named the Virus HTLViii Luc Montagnier named the Virus LAV lymphadenopathyassociated Virus Human Retrovirus Destroys T4 helper cells ELISA Enzyme Linked Immunosorbent Assay French V US patient Challenge HTLVIII LAV Power and Money ReShaping the Disease w International Committee Renamed disease HIV Causes Sexual intercourse Blood and blood fusion products Communication Via infected blood Transfusion of Infected Blood Children affected by their mother in utero Fears of contaminated blood supply March 1983 USPHS requested that members of high risk groups not donate blood


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