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Risky Rhetoric: AIDS and the Cultural Practices of HIV Testing
by John Blake Scott
Southern Illinois University Press, 2003
eISBN: 978-0-8093-8904-9 | Paper: 978-0-8093-2495-8 | Cloth: 978-0-8093-2494-1
Library of Congress Classification RA643.83.S366 2003
Dewey Decimal Classification 616.9792075

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ABOUT THIS BOOK
Risky Rhetoric: AIDS and the Cultural Practices of HIV Testing is the first book-length study of the rhetoric inherent in and surrounding HIV testing. In addition to providing a history of HIV testing in the United States from 1985 to the present, J. Blake Scott explains how faulty arguments about testing’s power and effects have promoted unresponsive and even dangerous testing practices for so-called healthy subjects as well as those deemed risky. A new afterword to the paperback edition discusses changes in testing technology, treatments, and public health responses in the last ten years. The ultimate goal of Risky Rhetoric is to offer strategies to policy makers, HIV educators and test counselors, and other rhetors for developing more responsive and egalitarian testing-related rhetorics and practices.


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