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Written by a team of nationally recognized African American social work professionals with extensive and distinguished backgrounds of HIV/AIDS service, the book examines the crisis facing African American communities. The editors strive to convey to academics, researchers, and students the magnitude of the crisis and that individuals and organizations serving African Americans need to be able to respond to the service delivery needs this crisis brings.
The crisis is evident in the fact that by year 2000 fully 50% of all AIDS cases will be among African Americans—who only constitute 12% of the nation's population. This book serves as a wake-up call and is designed to stimulate discussion and planning for new models of service to all African Americans and HIV prevention, education, and treatment.
Preface by Vincent J. Lynch
Introduction by Patricia A. Stewart
HIV/AIDS and African Americans: Assumptions, Myths, and Realities by Larry M. Gant et al.
Social Work Practice with African Americans with HIV/AIDS...Challenges to Mind, Body, and Spirit by Patricia A. Stewart
Strategies for Effective Intervention with African Americans by Ednita M. Wright
The Challenges of an AIDS Service Organization Executive in Harlem by Willis Green, Jr.
When Silence Equals Death: Advocacy and Policy Perspectives in AIDS and African Americans by Larry M. Gant
Community Based Evaluation of HIV/AIDS Services for African Americans by Darrell P. Wheeler
Report from the Washington Summit on Social Work Leadership and AIDS in African American Communities by Larry M. Gant et al.
Where Are We and Where Do We Need to Go: A Blueprint for the Future by Larry M. Gant et al.
Posted March 14, 2000
This is a great book that destroys the myth of HIV/AIDS. It also provides needed informatoin on the infection rates of African Americans. I intend to purchase this book. I checked it out of the library for a research project and now I don't want to return the book.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.