Family and HIV/AIDS: Cultural and Contextual Issues in Prevention and Treatment Willo Pequegnat

ISBN: 9781283353021

Published: February 1st 2012

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367 pages


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Family and HIV/AIDS: Cultural and Contextual Issues in Prevention and Treatment  by  Willo Pequegnat

Family and HIV/AIDS: Cultural and Contextual Issues in Prevention and Treatment by Willo Pequegnat
February 1st 2012 | ebook | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, ZIP | 367 pages | ISBN: 9781283353021 | 4.70 Mb

Three decades into the HIV pandemic, the goals remain clear: reduce the number of infections, improve the health outcomes of those who are infected, and eliminate disparities in care. And one observation continues to gain credence: families are aMoreThree decades into the HIV pandemic, the goals remain clear: reduce the number of infections, improve the health outcomes of those who are infected, and eliminate disparities in care.

And one observation continues to gain credence: families are a powerful resource in preventing, adapting to, and coping with HIV. Recognizing their complex role as educators, mentors, and caregivers, Family and HIV/AIDS assembles a wealth of findings from successful prevention and intervention strategies and provides models for translating evidence into effective real-world practice.Chapters spotlight the differing roles of mothers and fathers in prevention efforts, clarify the need for family/community collaborations, and examine core issues of culture, ethnicity, gender, and diagnosis (e.g., minority families, adolescents with psychological disorders).

Throughout, risk reduction and health promotion are shown as a viable public health strategyA reference with considerable utility across the health, mental health, and related disciplines, Family and HIV/AIDS will be a go-to resource for practitioners working with families, researchers studying at-risk populations, administrators seeking to create new (or evaluate existing)prevention and care programs, and policymakers involved in funding such progra



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