Although women were understudied in the early years of the epidemic, research and practice devoted to understanding and ameliorating the effects of the AIDS epidemic have begun in recent years. Women andAIDS is the first comprehensive exploration of the medical and psychosocial concerns and issues surrounding women living with HIV/AIDS. Contributors address the biomedical aspects of the disease, stress and coping factors, reproductive and childcare issues, access to care, needs of special populations such as drug-using women and adolescents, and policy recommendations. Researchers and students in psychology, public health, medicine, nursing, sociology, women's studies, and social work will appreciate this reference.
Epidemiology, Manifestations, and Treatment of HIV Infection in Women.- Psychosocial Stress and Adaptation Processes for Women Coping with HIV/AIDS.- Intervening with Adolescent Girls Living with HIV.- Drug-Using Women and HIV.- “Selective Kin”.- Clinical and Psychosocial Issues of Women with HIV/AIDS.- Women’s Reproductive Decisions in the Context of HIV Infection.- The Design, Participants, and Selected Early Findings of the HIV Epidemiology Research (HER) Study.- For Whose Benefit? Women and AIDS Public Policy.