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Author Vernon, Irene S., 1955-

Title Killing us quietly : Native Americans and HIV/AIDS / Irene S. Vernon.

Imprint Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, ©2001.

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 University of Saint Joseph: Pope Pius XII Library - Standard Shelving Location  362.1969 V541K    Check Shelf
Description xv, 147 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 123-137) and index.
Contents Native American Men and HIV/AIDS -- Native American Women and HIV/AIDS -- Native American Youth and HIV/AIDS -- Native American Prevention.
Summary Over the past five centuries, waves of diseases have ravaged and sometimes annihilated Native American communities. The latest of these silent killers is HIV/AIDS. The first book to detail the devastating impact of the disease on Native Americans, Killing Us Quietly fully and minutely examines the epidemic and its social and cultural consequences among three groups in three geographical areas. Through a series of personal narratives, the book also vividly conveys the terrible individual and emotional toll the disease is taking on Native lives. Exploring Native urban, reservation, and rural perspectives, as well as the viewpoints of Native youth, women, gay or bisexual men, this study combines statistics, Native demography and histories, and profiles of Native organizations to provide a broad understanding of HIV/AIDS among Native Americans. The book confronts the unique economic and political circumstances and cultural practices that can encourage the spread of the disease in Native settings. And perhaps most important, it discusses prevention strategies and educational resources. A much-needed overview of a national calamity, Killing Us Quietly is an essential resource for Natives and non-Natives alike. Irene S. Vernon, of Mescalero Apache, Yaqui, and Mexicana descent, is an associate professor in the English department and Center for Applied Studies in American Ethnicity, Colorado State University.
Subject Indians of North America -- Health risk assessment.
Indians of North America -- Health and hygiene.
Indians of North America -- Medical care.
AIDS (Disease) -- Patients -- United States.
HIV-positive persons -- Medical care -- United States.
Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome -- ethnology. (DNLM)D000163Q000208
Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome -- prevention & control. (DNLM)D000163Q000517
Indians, North American. (DNLM)D007198
United States -- epidemiology. (DNLM)D014481Q000453
AIDS (Disease) -- Patients. (OCoLC)fst00793864
HIV-positive persons -- Medical care. (OCoLC)fst00949924
Indians of North America -- Health and hygiene. (OCoLC)fst00969766
Indians of North America -- Health risk assessment. (OCoLC)fst00969770
Indians of North America -- Medical care. (OCoLC)fst00969835
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Gesundheitspolitik (DE-588)4113743-7
AIDS.
Indianer.
United States.
Indiens d'Amérique -- Risques pour la santé -- Évaluation -- États-Unis.
Indiens d'Amérique -- Santé et hygiène -- États-Unis.
Indiens d'Amérique -- Soins médicaux -- États-Unis.
Sidéens -- États-Unis.
Séropositifs -- Soins médicaux -- États-Unis.
Other Form: Online version: Vernon, Irene S., 1955- Killing us quietly. Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, ©2001 (OCoLC)606566064
ISBN 0803246684 (cloth ; alk. paper)
9780803246683 (cloth ; alk. paper)
080329624X (pbk. ; alk. paper)
9780803296244 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
Sudoc No. U5001 T873 -2001 nbdocs
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