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The Nearness of Others: Searching for Tact and Contact in the Age of HIV

David Caron


1.2 million people in the United States are currently living with HIV, and over 30 states have laws criminalizing HIV nondisclosure and/or exposure. As more people continue to be infected (at a rate of about 50,000 per year in this country alone), and as mortality continues to decline, HIV infection will become an increasingly common, shared experience. Yet, today, in Western countries where effective treatments are easily available to many of those who need them, to disclose one’s HIV-positive status is not as easy a proposition as some may think. A personal narrative of a gay man’s life with ... More

Keywords: HIV/AIDS, Tact, Disclosure, Torture, 9/11, Islam, Holocaust, sharing

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780816691753
Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: August 2015 DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816691753.001.0001


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David Caron, author

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