Title Page, Copyright, Dedication

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pp. i-vi

Contents

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pp. vii-viii

List of Figures and Tables

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pp. ix-x

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Acknowledgments

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pp. xi-xviii

The process of completing this book was a long labor of love, hard work, and personal sacrifice. Although at times it was an intensely lonely and isolating practice, it could not have been completed without the love and support of many people. I wish to convey my enormous gratitude to those who have played an important role in the formulation and completion of this journey....

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1. Treating Us, Treating Them

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pp. 1-21

Standing on the outdoor platform of the Metrorail stop at the University of Miami on a blisteringly hot day, I was struck by a large black, white, and red poster (see figure 1.1). The poster depicted numerous celebrities, scientists, political leaders, and social activists standing and walking barefoot in graduated rows of concrete blocks. Nelson Mandela, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Alicia...

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2. Treating the Numbers: HIV/AIDS Surveillance, Subjectivity, and Risk

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pp. 22-55

On a hot and humid day in Miami, about twenty-five people trickled into a Miami General Hospital classroom for a lecture by Dr. Cruz, an HIV/AIDS specialist. Most members of the audience were African American clients enrolled in HIV/AIDS prevention classes; a few were Kreyòl-and Spanish-speaking clients. Two women led the class in an impromptu discussion of a book on...

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3. Treating Culture: The Making of Experts and Communities

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pp. 56-81

One day in late December, I made my way to the last HIV/AIDS prevention class of the year at Miami General Hospital. Ricardo Garcia, the education coordinator, introduced the keynote speaker, Steve Taylor, as an HIV/AIDS advocate. The first thing that Steve did was to direct the clients, a majority of whom were African American, to move their chairs to make a circle so that they could talk ...

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4. Treating Citizens: The Promise of Positive Living

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pp. 82-106

I met Jacques Chantal through his social worker, Miriam Spencer, at Miami General Hospital. Miriam characterized Jacques as a “successful” patient and an “ideal” person to answer questions about HIV/AIDS in the Haitian community. When we first met, Jacques—openly and without hesitation—told me that he was gay, in his late twenties, and in the country illegally, and that he had been...

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5. Treating the Nation: Health Disparities and the Politics of Difference

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pp. 107-130

During my time in Miami, I worked with a variety of public health professionals who advocated for better health outcomes for Haitians. A majority of these providers supported and diligently championed increasingly compartmentalized programming initiatives that sought to personalize prevention messages according to various social categories of difference such as race, gender, and...

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6. Treating the West: Afterthoughts on Future Directions

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pp. 131-144

Conceived by the Global Programme on AIDS at the World Health Organization (now called the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS, or UNAIDS), World AIDS Day—December 1—was first observed in 1998. It is celebrated annually to remember those who have died, to show support for those living with HIV/AIDS, and to encourage unity in the fight against HIV/AIDS. In...

Notes

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pp. 145-152

References

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pp. 153-168

Index

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pp. 169-178

About the Author

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pp. 179-180