Media from “Introduction to Medical Injustice”
1. The photograph below shows the panel of Mitchell David Mucha which can be found at Aids Memorial Quilt. The panel is memorialized Mitchell David Mucha, a doctor who passed away in 1985. The primary colors for this panel are pinkish/peach, black and beige. Stitched in are items that symbolize Mucha’s work. A stethoscope stitched onto the side made of black and silver and a doctors bag made of black and white.
2. The newspaper article shows the statistics from 1986-1988. It talks about how the death rates for women rose by 75% in 1989. It was important for my essay to show how many new cases there were as well as how many people that died. As well as the impact it on had.
Media from “Children”
1. Newspaper article from Georgia State University Archives. The newspaper talks about how children were given AZT for the first time since it was discovered. It’s important because AZT was the treatment which everyone was desperate for. It was supposed to help cure people of AIDS/HIV. But AZT was expensive for people without Medicaid; some families couldn’t afford it. There has been no therapy for hundreds of children with AIDS; the AZT is the first thing that children had gotten that could help prolong their lives.
2. Cries of fear and outrage dramatize NY fight against AIDS in the young is another newspaper article from the Georgia State University Archives. The article talks about the kind of treatment that children were given instead of AZT which was placebo. It states that children shouldn’t have been given a placebo and instead should receive innocuous fluid. This is important because it shows that children were one of he few social groups given the less care.
Media from “Women”
1. The newspaper article found at the Georgia State University Archives talks about the struggles of women during the 1980s. In chapter 2 it talks about how women with AIDS are often misdiagnosed, deprived of medication denied disability and dying because the federal did not include the infections they had a deadly disease. It also talks about how women were given a proper diagnosis which meant that doctors were unsure of what was wrong with them. If a formal diagnosis isn’t given, then they are denied multiple benefits such as Social security benefits. Access to clinical drug tests, public health services which include free supplies of AZT. The CDC made it harder to give women a formal diagnosis because of their refusal to change he definition of AIDS.
Media from “Minorities”
1. Hiding From A Killer, located at Georgia State University Archives. The photo was used in Chapter 4 which talked about the problems of minorities. Such as how they believed that AIDS was a “white people” thing only and it wasn’t possible for them to catch it too.
2. The third page of Hiding From A Killer continues the talk about the struggles of minorities in chapter 4. The third page talks about how hard it is for minorities to get help. AIDS patients would only receive about $225 a month from benefits and Medicaid pays for all medical expenses, but because a large number of minorities didn’t know how to apply, they never got these benefits. Patients were also in denial and paranoid about AIDS.