Edinburgh-specific social work related AIDS papers 1985-1993; non-Edinburgh-specific social work related AIDS papers 1984-1997
Social Work Department of the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh: HIV/AIDS
- This material is held at
- ReferenceGB 239 GD1/85
- Dates of Creation1984-1997
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish.
- Physical Description0.12 shelf metres: papers
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
HIV was first introduced into Edinburgh in 1983 and spread rapidly as a result of injection drug users who habitually shared equipment. By 1989 over 1000 HIV infected users had been identified in Edinburgh out of a total of 1700 in Scotland, representing three to four times the worst infection rate measured in England. The epidemic was detected within two years and , as a result, an opportunity arose to develop HIV services prior to the development of HIV-related ill-health/AIDS. A range of local National Health Service, municipal and voluntary institutions and organisations rapidly became involved. These papers were collected by a practising social worker based at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh.
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Geraldine Brown, Social Work Department, Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, September 1999
Compiled by Mike Barfoot and Jenny McDermott using existing handlists
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