Thursday, September 12, 2013
Deaf Worlds HIV/AIDS and Deaf Communities is still available!
In a recent post, I incorrectly stated that the Deaf Worlds HIV/AIDS and Deaf Communities focused edition was out of print and no longer available. I am happy to say I was wrong. This important book is still available, and at a discount price.
The major themes of the book are that HIV/AIDS seems to be a bigger problem for deaf people than hearing people, mostly due to the fact that HIV/AIDS information is rarely available in sign languages. In many countries rates of HIV/AIDS infections are higher for deaf people than for hearing people. The book includes articles, reports and poetry about deaf people with HIV/AIDS in Africa, the United States, Latin America, Europe and Asia.
This is not a plug or plea for you to buy the book. It is a request that you read it, spread the word about the problem and add to the discourse on improving the situation. How have things changed (or improved) since the time of the research in this book?
Available at Forest Books: http://www.forestbooks.com/forest/sale-items/deaf-worlds-hiv__aids-and-deaf-communities/0946252610.html
Also available at Amazon.co.uk: http://www.amazon.co.uk/HIV-AIDS-Deaf-Communities-Worlds/dp/0946252610
For information about my article dealing with HIV/AIDS in the Japanese Deaf World: http://visualanthropologyofjapan.blogspot.jp/2007/08/hivaids-in-japan.html
I am still willing to send a copy of my article to anyone who is intereted.