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Starting up your own HIV/AIDS collection: A case study

Sue Cowen (Public information officer, County of Los Angeles Public Library.)
R. Wright Rix (Reference librarian and head of the HIV Information Center at the West Hollywood Library.)

Reference Services Review

ISSN: 0090-7324

Article publication date: 1 February 1991



“While the majority of reported AIDS cases continues to be among white gay and bisexual men, the epidemic has forcefully spread to new populations. Between 1986 and 1989, reported AIDS cases among persons of color increased by 214 percent, among heterosexual IV drug users by 266 percent. The epidemic is also beginning to strike children in growing numbers.” (Dunn‐Mortimer, John. “Recommendations for Financing the HIV Epidemic in California.” Los Angeles: The California Association of AIDS Agencies, 1990.)


Cowen, S. and Wright Rix, R. (1991), "Starting up your own HIV/AIDS collection: A case study", Reference Services Review, Vol. 19 No. 2, pp. 39-76.




Copyright © 1991, MCB UP Limited

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