Putting Risk in Perspective: Black Teenage Lives in the Era of AIDS / Edition 1

Putting Risk in Perspective: Black Teenage Lives in the Era of AIDS / Edition 1

by Renee T. White, Ren-E T. White
     
 

ISBN-10: 084768587X

ISBN-13: 9780847685875

Pub. Date: 12/28/1998

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.

Today young adults are contracting HIV more rapidly than virtually any period during the past two decades. Young women, particularly those who are black and Latina, are bearing the brunt of this 'new wave' of infection. Putting Risk in Perspective explores the many factors associated with HIV infection among young black women. HIV infection often occurs as a result

Overview

Today young adults are contracting HIV more rapidly than virtually any period during the past two decades. Young women, particularly those who are black and Latina, are bearing the brunt of this 'new wave' of infection. Putting Risk in Perspective explores the many factors associated with HIV infection among young black women. HIV infection often occurs as a result of high risk behavior. Understanding what causes a young woman to take sexual and reproductive risks requires a consideration of the kinds of life issues she faces. Drawing on ethnographic study and interviews, Renée T. White introduces to the reader many young women who are dealing with economic pressures, family relationships, dating and courtship, intimate relationship issues, and questions of sexual identity. These along with the mythology surrounding HIV and AIDS_and knowledge about contraception_influence whether or not a black teenager will engage in risky activity. This powerful book shows why the fight against AIDS must incorporate a commitment to improving the social and economic opportunities available to young black women.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780847685875
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
12/28/1998
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
228
Product dimensions:
5.84(w) x 8.96(h) x 0.51(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction: To Be Young, Female, and Black Chapter 2 Picturing the AIDS Epidemic Chapter 3 In the City Chapter 4 Talking to Girlfriends and Family Chapter 5 Building Relationships: Love, Dating, and Romance Chapter 6 Contraception: Safer Sex or Birth Control? Chapter 7 Ultimate Risk: Perceptions of AIDS and HIV Chapter 8 Just Say No?: Reflections on the Reality of AIDS Chapter 9 Appendix 1: Description of the Study Chapter 10 Appendix 2: HIV- and AIDS-Related Resources Chapter 11 Notes Chapter 12 References Chapter 13 Index

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