SOC313: Social Implications of Medical Issues (CGF1711A)- Wk2 Discussion 2

HIV/AIDS

Prior to completing your discussion, read Chapter 4 in your textbook, watch the Annie Lennox:  Why I Am an HIV/AIDS Activist video, and review the Instructor Guidance.  For this discussion, reference the information in the SOC313 Family Document.  Mike Maldonado lost his husband, Dan, of 10 years to AIDS. After being tested, Mike learned that he is HIV positive. 

Examine the biological basis for social, psychological, and physical problems related to his diagnosis. Comment specifically on how they pertain to Mike’s psychological state.  Based on their cultural and traditional beliefs, as well as their concerns for his health, comment on how Mike’s family members might react to the news about this diagnosis.  What are some common thoughts, beliefs, biases, and fears that might be held by Mike, his family, friends, and his community because of their sociocultural experiences?  Integrating what you have learned from the readings and video, what information would you want Mike’s family to have in order to understand and be supportive of Mike at this time?

Your initial post must be a minimum of 250 words with at least one scholarly source beyond your textbook.

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