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The AIDS Generation: Stories of Survival and Resilience

Perry N. Halkitis


This book documents the lived experiences of HIV-positive gay men who are presently middle aged, long-term survivors of HIV/AIDS. Through the use of ethnography and life history interviews, the book delineates the resiliencies that these fifteen long-term survivors have demonstrated in coping with a life-threatening disease throughout the course of their adult lives. Interwoven with the academic literature, historical events, and artistic expressions from the popular media, the book narrates the life stories of these gay men who are members of the “AIDS Generation”. Their stories span the peri ... More

Keywords: HIV/AIDS, gay, aging, survival, coping, epidemic, resilience, health outcomes, biopsychosocial, ethnography

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780199944972
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199944972.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Perry N. Halkitis, author
New York University