People Living With AIDS: Their Culture and Leisure

Authors

  • Kimberly D. Pearce

Keywords:

People living with HIV I ADS, culture, stigma, attitudes, leisure service providers, responsibility

Abstract

People living with Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) and people who support them have created a culture that enables people living with AIDS to address the physical, emotional, and social losses that accompany the disease. The purpose of this paper is to discuss the developing AIDS culture and to explain the implications of this emerging culture for recreation professionals, their programming and management practices, and their clients. An integrative review of the literature offers the rationale and supports the position that recreation professionals have professional responsibilities to provide services to people living with AIDS.

Published

1994-10-04

Issue

Section

Regular Papers