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Mortal Secrets Truth and Lies in the Age of AIDS

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ISBN-10: 0801881919

ISBN-13: 9780801881916

Edition: 2003

Authors: Robert Klitzman, Ronald Bayer

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In the era of the Internet and Oprah, in which formerly taboo information is readily available or freely confided, secrecy and privacy have in many ways given way to an onslaught of confession. Yet for those who are HIV positive, decisions about disclosure of their diagnosis force them to confront intimate, fundamental, and rarely discussed questions about truth, lies, sex, and trust. Drawing from interviews with over seventy gay men and women, intravenous drug users, sex workers, bisexual men, and heterosexual men and women, the authors provide a detailed portrait of moral, social, and psychological decision making. The interviews convey the complex emotions of love, lust, longing, hope,…    
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Book details

List price: $31.00
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication date: 4/13/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 232
Size: 6.10" wide x 9.20" long x 1.20" tall
Weight: 0.704

Introduction: Secrets, Lies, and Private Life
Getting Tested: Uncovering the Truth
Sexual Partners: Sex, Love, and Disclosure
Secrets and "Secret Secrets": Disclosure in Families
Disclosure in Other Worlds: Friends, Co-workers, and Going Public
Dangerous Acts
Making Moral Judgments
Conclusion: Secrets in Public Life
Interview Guide