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Overview

Women comprise the group that is rapidly becoming infected with HIV, and while some prevention efforts show signs of promise, many unresolved issues remain. This pivotal volume presents up-to-date research findings, offering an in-depth look into issues germane to preventing AIDS in women. Eminent researchers and health care providers focus on specific groups of women based on ethnicity, relationship factors, and behavior.

The book contains black-and-white illustrations.

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Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: Wendy Nelson, PhD (Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine)
Description: This book provides an interdisciplinary perspective on how the AIDS epidemic has impacted women. The book addresses general prevention issues specific to women as well as issues relevant to specific populations, such as adolescents, African-Americans, Latinas, lesbians, drug addicts, and sex workers. There is also a section on women and AIDS in developing countries. This is one of the first books to address issues of primary prevention of AIDS in women.
Purpose: The purpose is twofold: to provide the reader with an understanding of the range of complex issues that impact women living with HIV/AIDS and to address issues of primary prevention in specific subpopulations of women. Given that AIDS is now the fourth leading cause of death among women of childbearing age, and given that AIDS is a preventable disease, this book is both timely and needed.
Audience: The book is intended for clinicians who work with HIV/AIDS patients and for AIDS researchers. Although it is perhaps most suitable for psychologists, it may also be of value to social workers, nurses, physicians, and mental health workers as well as those involved in the areas of substance abuse and sexually transmitted diseases. Each chapter is written by an expert in that particular subject area.
Features: References provided at the end of each chapter are current and pertinent. Both the table of contents and index are clear and well organized.
Assessment: The book is a useful reference text for clinicians and HIV/AIDS researchers of various disciplines. It would be a valuable addition to medical and social science libraries. By and large, the study of the impact of HIV/AIDS on the lives of women has been sorely neglected. This book is a much needed addition to the relatively scarce literature on primary prevention of HIV/AIDS in women.
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Reviewer: Wendy Nelson, PhD(Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine)
Description: This book provides an interdisciplinary perspective on how the AIDS epidemic has impacted women. The book addresses general prevention issues specific to women as well as issues relevant to specific populations, such as adolescents, African-Americans, Latinas, lesbians, drug addicts, and sex workers. There is also a section on women and AIDS in developing countries. This is one of the first books to address issues of primary prevention of AIDS in women.
Purpose: The purpose is twofold: to provide the reader with an understanding of the range of complex issues that impact women living with HIV/AIDS and to address issues of primary prevention in specific subpopulations of women. Given that AIDS is now the fourth leading cause of death among women of childbearing age, and given that AIDS is a preventable disease, this book is both timely and needed.
Audience: The book is intended for clinicians who work with HIV/AIDS patients and for AIDS researchers. Although it is perhaps most suitable for psychologists, it may also be of value to social workers, nurses, physicians, and mental health workers as well as those involved in the areas of substance abuse and sexually transmitted diseases. Each chapter is written by an expert in that particular subject area.
Features: References provided at the end of each chapter are current and pertinent. Both the table of contents and index are clear and well organized.
Assessment: The book is a useful reference text for clinicians and HIV/AIDS researchers of various disciplines. It would be a valuable addition to medical and social science libraries. By and large, the study of the impact of HIV/AIDS on the lives of women has been sorely neglected. This book is a much needed addition to the relatively scarce literature on primary prevention of HIV/AIDS in women.
Wendy Nelson
This book provides an interdisciplinary perspective on how the AIDS epidemic has impacted women. The book addresses general prevention issues specific to women as well as issues relevant to specific populations, such as adolescents, African-Americans, Latinas, lesbians, drug addicts, and sex workers. There is also a section on women and AIDS in developing countries. This is one of the first books to address issues of primary prevention of AIDS in women. The purpose is twofold: to provide the reader with an understanding of the range of complex issues that impact women living with HIV/AIDS and to address issues of primary prevention in specific subpopulations of women. Given that AIDS is now the fourth leading cause of death among women of childbearing age, and given that AIDS is a preventable disease, this book is both timely and needed. The book is intended for clinicians who work with HIV/AIDS patients and for AIDS researchers. Although it is perhaps most suitable for psychologists, it may also be of value to social workers, nurses, physicians, and mental health workers as well as those involved in the areas of substance abuse and sexually transmitted diseases. Each chapter is written by an expert in that particular subject area. References provided at the end of each chapter are current and pertinent. Both the table of contents and index are clear and well organized. The book is a useful reference text for clinicians and HIV/AIDS researchers of various disciplines. It would be a valuable addition to medical and social science libraries. By and large, the study of the impact of HIV/AIDS on the lives of women has been sorely neglected. This book is a much needed addition tothe relatively scarce literature on primary prevention of HIV/AIDS in women.
Booknews
Women are the group that is most rapidly becoming infected with the human immunodeficiency virus, and it is estimated that women may ultimately account for half of all AIDS cases in the US, as they now do globally. Even so, most AIDS prevention research has been conducted in male populations. Here, 12 chapters offer information on prevention programs that have been effective for teens; on culturally specific strategies for African-American women and Latinas; on lesbians and AIDS prevention; and on the issues of substance abuse and HIV that outreach and intervention programs for drug-using women need to face. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780306450419
  • Publisher: Springer US
  • Publication date: 9/1/1995
  • Series: AIDS Prevention and Mental Health Series
  • Edition description: 1995
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 278
  • Product dimensions: 0.75 (w) x 6.14 (h) x 9.21 (d)

Table of Contents

General Issues in the Prevention of AIDS in Women; A. O'Leary, L.S. Jemmott. Interactions among HIV, Other Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs), Socio-economic Status and Poverty in Women; S.O. Aral, J.N. Wasserheit. Women centered Prevention Techniques and Technologies; E.L. Gollub. Childhood Sexual Abuse and AIDS: Issues and Interventions; B. Perez, et al. The Impact of AIDS on Female Adolescents; M.J. Rotheram-Borus et al. AfricanAmerican Women and HIV Risk Reduction Issues; L.S. Jemmott, et al. Latinas and AIDS: Challenges to HIV Prevention Efforts; M.I. Fernandez. Drugusing Women and HIV: Risk Reduction and Prevention Issues; G. Weissman, V. Brown. Female Sex Workers: Scapegoats in the AIDS Epidemic; J.B. Cohen, P. Alexander. Women and AIDS in Developing Countries; M. Raffaelli, J. Pranke. Lesbian Women and HIV/AIDS: An Appeal for Inclusion; K.M. Morrow. Index.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 6, 2002

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    'The topic of this compilation is timely and significant, as many service providers struggle with female clients who are at risk for contracting HIV and with a literature that has focused on AIDS transmission in male populations at the expense of issues and topics specific to women. The aritcles present clear and thoughtful expositions of theory, together with case illustrations that provide insights into treatment issues.'

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