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Johns Hopkins - A World AIDS Day Reading List

Updated: Mar 30, 2023

World AIDS Day, started in 1998 and observed each year on December 1, is an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, show their support for people with HIV, and remember those who have died from HIV-related illness.


The JHU Press Journals division has curated a collection of articles discussing this important topic, reflecting subjects varying from prevention and education to language and narrative. It is our hope these scholarly papers will give readers a deep sense of the challenges this disease continues to raise worldwide, and of the important work being done to increase awareness and compassion around it.


African American Older Adults Living with HIV: Exploring Stress, Stigma, and Engagement in HIV Care Lesley M. Harris, Timothy N. Crawford, Jelani C. Kerr, Tammi Alvey Thomas, and Verena Schmidt Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved, Volume 31, Number 1, February 2020

Dance-Floor Dramaturgy: Unlearning the Shame and Stigma of HIV through Theatre Ben Buratta Theatre Topics, Volume 30, Number 2, July 2020

Rondalya D. DeShields, Jonathan Paul Lucas, Melissa Turner, Kemi Amola, Valarie Hunter, Stephanie Lykes, Anne M. Rompalo, Sten H. Vermund, Suzanne Fischer, and Danielle F. Haley

Progress in Community Health Partnerships: Research, Education, and Action

Volume 14, Issue 1, Spring 2020


Embodying HIV and AIDS Information: Experiences of Serodiscordant Couples Kondwani Wella and Sheila Webber Library Trends, Volume 66, Number 4, Spring 2018

Metaphors of Contagion and the Autoimmune Body Beth A. Ferri Feminist Formations, Volume 30, Issue 1, Spring 2018

Humoral Immunity in Recent HIV/AIDS Narratives Enda McCaffrey L'Esprit Créateur, Volume 56, Number 2, Summer 2016

Human Rights, Gender, and Infectious Disease: From HIV/AIDS to Ebola Lara Stemple, Portia Karegeya, and Sofia Gruskin Human Rights Quarterly, Volume 38, Number 4, November 2016

Closing the Gaps in Pediatric HIV/AIDS Care, One Step at a Time Lisa V. Adams, Helga Naburi, Goodluck Lyatuu, Paul Palumbo, and C. Fordham von Reyn Narrative Inquiry in Bioethics, Volume 38, Number 4, November 2016

Developing Student Understanding of HIV/AIDS Through Community Service-Learning: A Case Study Analysis Susan R. Jones and Elisa S. Abes Journal of College Student Development, Volume 44, Number 4, July/August 2003

Japan Addresses the Global HIV/AIDS Crisis: The Roles of Media and Civil Society in Shaping Perceptions and Aid Young Soo Kim Asian Perspective, Volume 39, Number 3, July-September 2015

“Compassionate Leave”? : HIV/AIDS and Collective Responsibility in Ingrid de Kok’s Terrestrial Things Sarah Brophy and Susan Spearey Literature and Medicine, Volume 26, Number 2, Fall 2007


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