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Surviving HIV/AIDS within the internal City explores the survival concepts of negative, HIV-positive Puerto Rican ladies by way of asking 4 key questions: Given their restricted assets, how did they deal with an sickness as severe as HIV/AIDS? Did they appear for choices to traditional clinical therapy? Did the demanding situations they confronted deprive them of self-determination, or may perhaps they assist themselves and every different? What do we examine from those inventive women?

Based on her paintings with minority ladies dwelling in Newark, New Jersey, Sabrina Marie Chase illuminates the hidden traps and land mines burdening our present future health care approach as a complete. For the ladies she studied, alliances with medical professionals, nurses, and social employees may well actually suggest the adaptation among lifestyles and demise. via utilising the theories of sociologist Pierre Bourdieu to the day by day studies of HIV-positive Latinas, Chase explains why a few struggled or even died whereas others flourished and thrived less than tough stipulations. those gripping, true-life tales recommend for these residing with continual sickness who depend upon the wellbeing and fitness care "safety net." via her exploration of existence and demise between Newark's creative girls, Chase offers the basis for inciting confident switch within the U.S. well-being care system.

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