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Once Upon a Virus: AIDS Legends and Vernacular Risk Perception

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Once Upon a Virus: AIDS Legends and Vernacular Risk Perception
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Publisher: Utah State University Press
ISBN/ASIN: 0874215870
ISBN-13: 9780874215878
Number of pages: 228

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Tracing the rich tradition of AIDS legends in relation to current scholarship on belief, Diane Goldstein shows how such stories not only articulate widespread perceptions of risk, health care, and health policy, they also influence official and scientific approaches to the disease and its management. Notions that appear in narratives of who gets AIDS, how and why, are indicators of broad issues involving health beliefs, concerns, and needs.

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