A Neighborhood Divided: Community Resistance to an AIDS Care Facility

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Index
Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS)
education about, 31
and fear of contagion, 34-38, 63, 72
gay neighbors' detachment from, 118-19
and government funding, 45, 60, 133, 144-45
means of transmission of, 35, 44n, 102n
and medical profession, 38
as mirror of society, 8-9, 149
policy recommendations regarding, 153- 58
and presence of the terminally ill, 38-42, 128-31, 133-34
research on responses to, 151-53
survival time with, 38n, 134
women with, 42-43, 132-33. See also People with AIDS (PWAs)
Activists. See Opponents; Supporters
ACT-UP (AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power), 105-7, 121, 144
Affirmative action, 85
African American nouveaux riches, 21-22, 54, 87-89, 154
gay and lesbian neighbors' attitudes to- ward, 117-18
organizing among, 65-67
silences of, 99-100, 123-24
supporters' attitudes toward, 125-27
African Americans. See also African American nouveaux riches; Race
divided response of, 7, 77, 152-53
and integration, 17-18, 19-22
and liberalism, 138-39
as percentage of PWAs, 46n
in preindustrial era, 14, 15
in service economy, 23
in support of nursing home, 68-69, 95- 96, 126-27
Afterlife, belief in, 40
Age, of gay and lesbian neighbors, 118-19
AIDS. See Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS)
AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power. See ACT-UP
AIDS nursing home. See also Opponents; Organizers of nursing home; Supporters
closing of, 143-45, 147-48
delayed opening of, 3, 68
goals of, 33
impact of, 145-48
Lutheran church support for, 27-29
need for, 5, 26, 29
site choice for, 1-3
staffing of, 29-30
Anastos, Kathryn, 133
Anderson, Elijah, 50, 89

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