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By Melissa Gross

Now not lengthy after turning into public future health matters within the Eighties, HIV and AIDS have been featured in a few works of fiction, notwithstanding such titles have been written basically for grownup readers. Mirroring the disease's indiscriminate nature, although, the topic could quickly be integrated into novels geared toward teenagers. regardless of a necessity for available details at the topic, it truly is tricky to spot fiction that comprises fabric approximately HIV/AIDS, as those books are seldom catalogued for this content material, neither is this content material continually said in released reviews.

In HIV/AIDS in younger grownup Novels: An Annotated Bibliography, the authors handle this hole by way of determining and assessing the entire diversity of younger grownup novels that come with HIV/AIDS content material. This source is created from significant components. the 1st half summarizes findings from a content material research played on novels written for readers elderly 11-19, released considering that 1981, and that includes at the very least one personality with HIV/AIDS. the second one half is an annotated bibliography of the greater than ninety novels pointed out to be used within the research. every one access within the bibliography includes an annotation that summarizes the plot and the way HIV/AIDS is depicted within the tale, a sign of the accuracy of the HIV/AIDS content material, a word on how principal HIV/AIDS is to the tale, and an overview of the literary caliber of the publication. This paintings will help readers in accumulating, settling on, comparing, and utilizing those works to teach readers approximately HIV/AIDS.

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Since the coding process relied on manifest text, the coders decided not to bring in outside knowledge to supplement the text. ” “Multiple risk factors” was chosen when more than one category of the potential source of infection applied. The addition of an “other” category made the coding scheme comprehensive. Heterosexual Sex This category describes sex between a man and a woman as the cause of the HIV infection. In the books that treat the HIV/AIDS pandemic in Sub-Saharan Africa, if no other information is given it was assumed that heterosexual sex was the cause.

Zola, Jim. ” North Carolina Libraries 51 (1993): 142–44. indb 16 8/19/10 8:32 AM 2 Who Has HIV/AIDS and How Did They Get It? ” —Angela Elwell Hunt, A Dream to Cherish1 Which characters get HIV/AIDS? How is the disease transmitted? These two research questions are primary to understanding what young adult novels with an HIV-positive character communicate about the risk of transmission of HIV/AIDS and who should be concerned about these risks. Who actually has the disease matters, as does the manner in which it is contracted.

In the absence of other manifest risk factors, this was the cause ascribed to HIV infection among characters described as homosexual. Vertical Transmission Not all babies born of infected mothers will develop the disease themselves; this category included only those children or youth identified as having been born with HIV/AIDS. 79 Intravenous Drug Use This category includes “hard” drugs like heroin but also the steroids many athletes resort to to bulk up their muscles, which is what high school athlete Monk does in Get It While It’s Hot.

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