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TitleAIDS and Women's Reproductive Health [electronic resource] / edited by Lincoln C. Chen, Jaime Sepulveda Amor, Sheldon J. Segal, Judith Masslo Anderson
ImprintBoston, MA : Springer US : Imprint: Springer, 1991
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Descript VIII, 208 p. online resource


Over the past decade, the AIDS pandemic has propagated so widely and exerted such a devยญ astating impact that one may properly ask the question, Why not concentrate all AIDS efforts on disease control alone? Why link AIDS with women's reproductive health? What is the scientific basis for this linkage? And how might AID̃ control and women's health objectives be promotยญ ed simultaneously? These questions constitute the principal themes addressed in this monograph. The 15 chapters in this volume are intended to provide state-of-the-art reviews of key interacยญ tions between AIDS and women's reproductive health for an audience of scientists and policy makers in the AIDS and population fields. Impetus for this monograph comes in pan from what we perceive to be an inadequate global response, thus far, to AIDS and women's health ;>roblems. A common platform has failed to emerge among the disparate professional communities working in the areas of AIDS, STDs, and family planning. As a result, endeavors in these fields have been isolated, and opportunities for joint action have been missed. An enormous and, as yet, unharnessed potential exists for powerยญ ful interdisciplinary collaborations that could strengthen policies and programs against these pressing health problems of humankind


INTRODUCTION: An Overview of AIDS and Women's Health -- Epidemiology and Policy -- AIDS: Challenges to Epidemiology in the 1990s -- AIDS and Reproductive Health: Women's Perspectives -- Policy and Legal Aspects of AIDS Interventions: Individual Rights and Social Responsibilities -- Risk Factors in Transmission -- Factors Affecting Female-to-Male Transmission of HIV-1: Implications of Transmission Dynamics for Prevention -- Epidemiological Synergy: Interrelationships Between HIV Infection and Other STDs -- The Public Health Significance of Sexually Transmitted Diseases for HIV Infection in Africa -- Human Immunodeficiency Virus and Syphilis Infection in Women of Childbearing Age in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia -- Contraception, Family Planning, and HIV -- Human Sexuality and AIDS: The Case of Male Bisexuality -- Perinatal Transmission -- Mother-to-Fetus/Infant Transmission of HIV-1: Scientific Evidence and Research Needs -- HIV Perinatal Transmission and Reproductive Health -- Methods for Decreasing HIV Transmission to Infants -- Interventions -- An Overview of AIDS Interventions in High-Risk Groups: Commercial Sex Workers and Their Clients -- Intervention Research Needs for AIDS Prevention Among Commercial Sex Workers and Their Clients -- Diversity in Commercial Sex Work Systems: Preliminary Findings from Mexico City and Their Implications for AIDS Interventions -- CONCLUSION: AIDS and Reproductive Health Workshop Recommendations: Reports from the Working Groups -- Contributors

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