SOURCE: Perry Halkitis, Ph.D., M.S., MPH
NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - Mar 13, 2014) - Perry N. Halkitis, Author of 2014 Lambda Literary Award finalist The AIDS Generation: Stories of Survival and Resilience, is helping to identify how individuals cope with chronic and life-threatening diseases by providing an in depth analysis of strategies of survival employed by HIV-positive gay men.
The Lambda Literary Awards, referred to as the "Lammys," celebrates achievement in lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) writing. Finalists were announced, after the careful review of 756 submissions, in 24 categories. Dr. Halkitis was named a finalist in the biography/memoir category.
Through interviews conducted by the author, The AIDS Generation: Stories of Survival and Resilience recounts the stories of gay men who have endured HIV / AIDS for the entirety of the adult lives. The book articulates the strategies and behaviors of these men, and examines the extent to which these approaches to survival inform readers on resilience and health.
"A modern day parable of loss and resilience. Dr. Halkitis relates the stories of these men with empathy, compassion and connection. Yet, he also embeds the tale within a scientific and historical framework that contextualizes the AIDS epidemic as the public health crisis that rewrote the book on activism and the politics of disease. By focusing on the narratives of individual men, The AIDS Generation artfully illuminates and humanizes the history of the AIDS pandemic." - Ramani Durvasula, PhD, Professor of Psychology, California State University, Los Angeles
Perry Halkitis, Ph.D., M.S., MPH is a Professor of Applied Psychology and Public Health (Steinhardt School), and Population Health (Langone School of Medicine). He specializes in behavioral and public health research studies on the health of gay men, including AIDS/HIV prevention of drug abuse and addiction in the gay community and works closely with the HIV-positive community of HIV, including long-term survivors.
As one of the leading authorities on HIV prevention, Dr. Halkitis' ever-evolving research focuses on some of the most difficult, intractable obstacles facing HIV prevention today: the complex interplay of drug use, mental health, societal/personal issues and risk behaviors.
To purchase The AIDS Generation: Stories of Survival and Resilience visit: http://www.amazon.com/The-AIDS-Generation-Survival-Resilience/dp/0199944970
Visit http://perrynhalkitis.com/ for contact details, review copies, photos, and an author bio.