Further, as the nature of the epidemic shifts, the supply of volunteers may prove inadequate. In an unprecedented way, volunteers have become effective participants in this most professional of enclaves, the world of scientific research see Chapter 4.
Above all, the difficulties—social, cultural, and psychological—of moving into, or emerging from, those marginalized and deprived communities where the epidemic is now rapidly spreading, may render the valuable contribution of volunteers futile, precisely where they are most needed.
The development skills and energies necessary to get new organizations off the ground may be quite different from the managerial skills necessary to maintain them.
Greenberg, and L. AIDS has focused attention on the gay community as never before Altman, Unlike AIDS, the response was a short-term collective response to a disaster, quite different from the sustained, long-term efforts that have been required for AIDS [footnotes omitted].
AIDS advocates have pressed governments at all levels to increase funding for health care and social support services provided at home. The stigma associated with homosexuality and intravenous drug use in the Hispanic and African American communities has also stifled the participation of what otherwise might be the most natural place to turn for help in times of need—the church see Chapter 5.
Knopf, Annual Review of Sociology Outreach workers must maintain relations with the drug subculture and current users, and they must deal with people who may be sick or dying from AIDS or other health complications of drug use. Ginzberg, editor.