African American Women and HIV/AIDS: Critical Responses by Dorie J. Gilbert,Ednita M. Wright

By Dorie J. Gilbert,Ednita M. Wright

AIDS is the second-leading reason for loss of life between African American ladies among the a long time of 18 and forty four. African American ladies represent sixty three% of all circumstances of AIDS between girls within the usa. This quantity brings jointly the collective knowledge of students, researchers, and social paintings pros facing those issues. Focusing awareness at the basic inhabitants of girls impacted by way of AIDS, this ebook offers culturally delicate responses that meet the explicit wishes of African American women.

An old and present evaluate of the alarming HIV an infection cost between African american citizens, particularly ladies, introduces the situation. next chapters spotlight HIV/AIDS prevention and intervention concepts which are effectively impacting the African American inhabitants. Guided by means of a feminist standpoint and level-headed in social development concept, social paintings concept, and social paintings perform, this quantity privileges the voice of African American girls, the gang that's the such a lot disenfranchised―and least effectively represented―in AIDS-related study and writing. This crucial advisor sheds gentle on a calamity too frequently missed, making it particularly useful for students, scholars, researchers, and practitioners concerned with HIV/AIDS matters within the African American neighborhood, and with women's and black studies.

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