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AIDS in the UK: The Making of Policy, 1981-1994

Virginia Berridge


Fifteen years ago the AIDS ‘epidemic’ did not exist on the public agenda. In just over a decade the public and official response to the disease has resulted in the development of a whole network of organizations devoted to the study, containment, and practical treatment of AIDS. In this analysis of AIDS policy, the book examines the speed and nature of the official (and unofficial) response to this new and critical historical event. The policy reaction in Britain passed through three stages. From 1981–6 the outbreak of a new contagious disease led to public alarm and social stigmatization, wit ... More

Keywords: AIDS, epidemic, disease, policy, social stigmatization, quasi-wartime emergency

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1996 Print ISBN-13: 9780198204725
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198204725.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Virginia Berridge, author
University of London
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