Pediatric and Adolescent AIDS: Research Findings from the Social Sciences

Pediatric and Adolescent AIDS: Research Findings from the Social Sciences

by Scott Henggeler, Gary B. Melton, James R. Rodrigue
     
 

The response to children with AIDS is often misguided and irrational. Consequently, infected infants and children suffer not only the effects of the disease but ostracism, fear and stretched medical resources as well. Responding to the need for information on pediatric and adolescent AIDS, this volume provides a concise, integrated and up-to-date review of social

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Overview

The response to children with AIDS is often misguided and irrational. Consequently, infected infants and children suffer not only the effects of the disease but ostracism, fear and stretched medical resources as well. Responding to the need for information on pediatric and adolescent AIDS, this volume provides a concise, integrated and up-to-date review of social science research, clinical work and theory.

After exploring the medical and epidemiological aspects of the disease, the authors discuss AIDS knowledge and attitudes, sexual behaviour and intravenous drug use among adolescents. Treatment and prevention approaches are also examined, as are complex ethical and legal issues surrounding clinical and research aspects of

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780803939820
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
07/01/1992
Pages:
200
Product dimensions:
5.51(w) x 8.66(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Virology, Immunology, and Clinical Features
Epidemiology
Knowledge and Attitudes
Adolescent Sexual Behavior
Adolescent Intravenous Drug Use
Prevention and Interventions
Ethical and Legal Issues
Research Priorities

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