Palgrave Studies in Oral History

HIV Survivors in Sydney

Memories of the Epidemic

Authors: Ware, Cheryl

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  • Offers the first book-length account on how HIV and AIDS transformed the intimate lives of gay men in Sydney
  • Moves beyond the usual focus on public mobilization and activism in the history of HIV and AIDS to foreground the stories of individual men and the impact of the disease on their personal lives
  • Features oral histories of gay men diagnosed with HIV in Sydney before the advent of antiretroviral medication
  • Appeals to scholars and readers interested in the history of sexuality, LGBTQ studies, oral history, memory studies, the history of medicine, the history of HIV and AIDS, and Australian history
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Inner-city Sydney was the epicenter of gay life in the Southern hemisphere in the 1970s and early 1980s. Gay men moved from across Australasia to find liberation in the city’s vibrant community networks; and when HIV and AIDS devastated those networks, they grieved, suffered, and survived in ways that have often been left out of the historical record. This book excavates the intimate lives and memories of HIV-positive gay men in Sydney, focusing on the critical years between 1982 and 1996, when HIV went from being a terrifying unidentified disease to a chronic condition that could be managed with antiretroviral medication. Using oral histories and archival research, Cheryl Ware offers a sensitive, moving exploration of how HIV-positive gay men navigated issues around disclosure, health, sex, grief, death, and survival. HIV Survivors in Sydney reveals how gay men dealt with the virus both within and outside of support networks, and how they remember these experiences nearly three decades later.  

About the authors

Cheryl Ware is a Research Fellow in the School of Humanities at the University of Auckland, New Zealand.

Table of contents (11 chapters)

Table of contents (11 chapters)

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eBook £47.99
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Hardcover £59.99
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
HIV Survivors in Sydney
Book Subtitle
Memories of the Epidemic
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in Oral History
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-05102-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-05102-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-05101-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 247
Number of Illustrations
5 b/w illustrations, 1 illustrations in colour
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