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From the Publisher"Information on disease transmission, course, and treatment is interspersed with adolescents' accounts of their experiences and related emotional and spiritual issues. One girl poignantly calls HIV her ticket to freedom from being repeatedly molested."
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"Beginning with a well-documented chapter by Audrey Smith Rogers on the staggering statistics of the increasing infection rate among youths, readers are guided through the mechanics of HIV transmission during adolescence. Rogers explains that HIV-infected youths differ from adults in the pathways to infection, the clinical course of the disease, and the large number of services that compose the effective, comprehensive treatment service plan. Ignorance of the means of transmission and the widespread myths that permeate the teens' social environment compound the problem for adolescents who have been seriously neglected in the typical health care programs. Rogers's portrayals are perceptive, well explained, and beautifully illustrated. The information provided will serve teens, their families, and professionals who work with both….This text is a must read for all who deal with the health and social problems of adolescents."
"Everyone who cares about children should read this book. The editors provide startling statistics regarding the epidemic of AIDS in children and adolescents in the US. More importantly, they offer crucial information about AIDS regarding health care, psychological, and social issues affecting youths who are HIV-positive and the multiple new treatment options available today. The book's main purpose is to educate people so that they understand that HIV is a chronic illness that can be managed; HIV-positive people can lead full, happy lives….[t]his is a good book on the status of HIV and AIDS. It is also an excellent source for consultants and Web sites that may be helpful in answering questions or assisting with program development in this area. Recommended. All levels."
"The reader will leave with an intimate understanding of the population and a broad perspective on the issues that will arise over time. Given that the authors are the leaders in the field of adolescent HIV, the book highlights the needs for the field to generate an innovative, integrated, robust response to the challenges faced by young persons affected by HIV."
Journal of the American Medical Association