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Representing AIDS in Comics

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Representing AIDS in Comics
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AMA Journal of Ethics, February 2018
DOI 10.1001/journalofethics.2018.20.2.mnar1-1802
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Matthew P. McAllister wrote: "Comic books can and have contributed positively to the discourse about AIDS: images that encourage true education, understanding and compassion can help cope with a biomedical condition which has more than a biomedical relevance" [1]. With this in mind, I combined a 23-narrator oral history and my personal memoir about an inpatient Chicago AIDS hospital unit in my book, Taking Turns: Stories from HIV/AIDS Care Unit 371. In doing so, I built upon the existing rich history of HIV/AIDS in comics, which this article will briefly describe. Although not a comprehensive review of the intersection of AIDS and comics, the book is a tour through influences that proved useful to me. In addition, in making my book, I faced a distinct ethical issue with regard to representing patient experiences with HIV/AIDS, and I describe here how I addressed it.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 9 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Postgraduate 2 22%
Student > Master 2 22%
Student > Ph. D. Student 2 22%
Student > Bachelor 1 11%
Librarian 1 11%
Other 0 0%
Unknown 1 11%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Nursing and Health Professions 3 33%
Medicine and Dentistry 2 22%
Sports and Recreations 1 11%
Linguistics 1 11%
Engineering 1 11%
Other 0 0%
Unknown 1 11%