AIDS as a Gender Issue: Psychosocial Perspectives

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This international collection examines a wide range of psycho-social aspects of AIDS and HIV infection, including prevention, education, healthcare and policy in terms of gender challenges.

Examination of psychological, medical & social ramifications of AIDS for women, quality of life issues, etc.

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Fifteen contributions offer a comprehensive overview of AIDS as a gender issue, drawing on international expertise to provide an analysis of a diverse aspects of HIV and AIDS. The psychological, medical, and social ramifications of AIDS for women are examined as the chapters explore such topics as quality of life, children, orphans, drug use, and the ability of women to access services. These issues are addressed as they pertain to a variety of contexts such as sex, work, prisons, family, and the developing world. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780748402311
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 2/1/1997
  • Series: Social Aspects of AIDS Series
  • Pages: 292
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.75 (d)

Table of Contents

List of Tables and Figures
Ch. 1 Sexuality Issues, Reproductive Choices and Gynaecological Concerns Affecting Women Living with HIV 1
Ch. 2 Tomorrow's Era: Gender, Psychology and HIV Infection 16
Ch. 3 Stigma and Social Relationships of People with HIV: Does Gender Make a Difference? 46
Ch. 4 AIDS, Women and Power 64
Ch. 5 Health-related Quality of Life in Women with HIV Infection 78
Ch. 6 AIDS, Socioeconomic Decline and Health: A Double Crisis for the African Woman 99
Ch. 7 Medical Care of Women Living with HIV Infection 119
Ch. 8 Female Prostitutes in North America: What are their Risks of HIV Infection? 149
Ch. 9 Women Drug Users and their Partners 163
Ch. 10 Issues for Women as Carers in HIV/AIDS 177
Ch. 11 Care Needs and Access to Care among Women Living with HIV 191
Ch. 12 Children in Mourning: Impact of the HIV/AIDS Epidemic on Mothers with AIDS and their Families 197
Ch. 13 Don't Forget the Children: Families Living with HIV Infection 215
Ch. 14 HIV and Development: Learning from Others 235
Ch. 15 A Personal Testament: Before and After 254
Notes on Contributors 276
Index 280
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