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TitleWomen at Risk [electronic resource] : Issues in the Primary Prevention of AIDS / edited by Ann O'Leary, Loretta Sweet Jemmott
ImprintBoston, MA : Springer US : Imprint: Springer, 1995
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Descript XIV, 278 p. online resource


AIDS is the fourth leading cause of death among women of childbearing age and is increasing by about 8% a year in this group. * And yet, our understanding of the impact of HIV and AIDS on women's lives remains fragmented and incomplete. After a decade of struggling with mounting surveys of risk behavior, clinical trials, and behavioral interventions that were based primarily on experience with gay communities in large cities and, subsequently, on the needs of injection drug users, we have not given programs for women the attention they require if they are to be meaningful, effective, and gender appropriate. This book will introduce the reader to the range of complex issues of HIV and AIDS in women's lives. Ann O'Leary and Loretta Sweet Jemmott have assembled an impresยญ sive list of authors who have contributed chapters from different disciplinary viewpoints. The reader will find information on prevention programs that have been effective for adolescent girls, on culturally specific strategies for African American and Latina women, and on the multiple issues of subยญ stance use and HIV that need to be faced by any outreach and intervention programs for drug-using women


1. General Issues in the Prevention of AIDS in Women -- 2. Interactions among HIV, Other Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Socioeconomic Status, and Poverty in Women -- 3. Women-Centered Prevention Techniques and Technologies -- 4. Childhood Sexual Abuse and AIDS: Issues and Interventions -- 5. Preventing AIDS in Female Adolescents -- 6. African American Women and HIV-Risk-Reduction Issues -- 7. Latinas and AIDS: Challenges to HIV Prevention Efforts -- 8. Drug-Using Women and HIV: Risk-Reduction and Prevention Issues -- 9. Female Sex Workers: Scapegoats in the AIDS Epidemic -- 10. Women and AIDS in Developing Countries -- 11. Lesbian Women and HIV/AIDS: An Appeal for Inclusion -- 12. Future Directions -- About the Authors

Medicine Public health Health promotion Health informatics Epidemiology Social sciences Health psychology Medicine & Public Health Public Health Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Health Informatics Epidemiology Health Psychology Social Sciences general


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