Essay about The Biomedical Model And Aids

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And the Band Played On was a film created by HBO about the Acquired Immunodeficiency Virus (AIDS) epidemic in the 1980s and the political and social debate towards the cause of the disease, and whether AIDS was truly a disease targeted to homosexual individuals, or whether it would infect anyone (Spelling, Vincent, & Spottiswoode, 1993). This paper will argue for the film about AIDS being related towards the biomedical model. This paper will first discuss the criticism behind the biomedical model and AIDS, relating the film. Lastly, it will argue stating that the biomedical model is related to AIDS portrayed in the film based on the victims of AIDS, the scientific validity and specific etiology attributed to AIDS. Many people would criticize against the biomedical model and the AIDS virus. First, we cannot state that AIDS is real because nothing in our society is “social and/or culture free” since society has created the idea on AIDS. This means that AIDS, and the scientific research behind AIDS, is a social construction that may possibly had personal biases and theories behind the creation of the disease (Whelan, 2015b). The people who created the knowledge and science behind AIDS has to determine what was considered relevant and non-relevant, based on their own idea. This may lead to misinterpretation of the information to favor a particular direction in society (Whelan, 2015a). There is also a social construction in the film that AIDS is a homosexual disease that only…

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