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ENG 103W Lecture Notes (12/01/10)

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Department
English
Course
ENGL 103W
Professor
Rhonda Arab
Semester
Fall

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 Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome  Caused by HIV – human immune deficiency virus  Destroys body’s immune system leaving it open to opportunistic infections and tumours  Transmitted through bodily fluids exchanged through sexual contact, blood transfusions, hypodermic needles and pregnancy, childbirth and breastfeeding  By 2007 – 2.1 million people killed  Called “gay plague” at first  AZT – antiretroviral drug used to slow the development of AIDS  Plays a significant role in Angels in America Part Two : Perestroiko  Written in 1991 – two years after fall of the berlin Wall  Set in the mid 1980’- crisis  Joe Pitt voted for Ronald Regan juxtaposed with Lewis’ hate for right wi
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