AIDS: Principles, Practices, & Politics
Corless and Pittman-Lindeman
This book was published at the height of the AIDS crisis. This is a more academic title, but accessible enough for a general public library purchase. The 1989 publication date should immediately make this book a candidate for weeding. By the early 1990s, this book would have been outdated. Treatments and protocols for preventing transmission were already being updated. By the mid 1990s, even the term AIDS was on the way out and terms like HIV or the more generic sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), were replacing some of the older language.
This book probably does have some historical significance given it’s publication date. Again, this is a book that should not be used for a current understanding of HIV/AIDS and should be weeded from a general public library collection. It can be kept in a separate collection or archive. Weeding doesn’t necessarily mean toss it in the bin. It can also mean relocating a title to a collection more suited to its use.