Neighborhoods and Infectious Diseases
This chapter focuses on a series of neighborhood-level social/structural processes that have influenced the spread of HIV, syphilis, gonorrhea, and tuberculosis in the United States. Through the lens offered by three highly social processes, it examines the ways in which fundamental causes of disease, in the sense proposed by Link and Phelan (1995), contribute to the propagation of infectious disease agents and cases of infection. The chapter focuses on the local construction of sex and drug scenes, disruption in neighborhood cohesion, and the “redlining” of epidemics that are concentrated in marginalized communities.
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