History of Medicine in America
For this assignment, review the timeline of the history of HIV/AIDS in the United States at https://www.avert.org/professionals/history-hiv-aids/overview. After reading the detailed timeline, choose one moment of interest to you (any point on the timeline between 1981-2008, for example, you may want to learn more about Ryan White, featured in 1990). Then, relying on the database “Historic Newspapers,” located 5-10 different newspaper articles about the topic. This will serve as your data for analysis.
Analyze these newspaper sources by considering the following questions:
what do these stories reveal about the history of HIV/AIDS? what different perspectives do you glean? What historical trends or patterns do you see? Examine your data and answer the following question: Why is this moment important in the history of HIV/AIDS and what did it reveal about the era? Support your thesis with evidence from the text and write in a clear, organized, and persuasive manner.
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