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HIV and Young People : Risk and Resilience in the Urban Slum

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Gary Jones. (1st ed.) Springer , c2016.
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Revisiting the thinking on vulnerability to HIV and risk of infection, this book provides better understanding by considering the risk of HIV infection alongside notions of personal and collective resilience, dignity and humiliation. The work shows that young people in the urban slum dignify their world and, in doing so, establish priorities and draw on a set of references oftentimes intelligible to them alone. Moreover, humiliation, as an interpersonal event, adds to a sense of vulnerability a…
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Author
Jones, Gary
Responsibility
Gary Jones
Edition
1st ed.
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date Published
c2016
Physical Description
1 online resource (xii, 120 p.)
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in public health
ISBN
9783319268132 (print ed.)
9783319268149
ISSN
2192-3698
Subjects (MeSH)
Health Behavior
HIV infections - epidemiology
Risk Factors
Urban Health
Young Adult
Abstract
Revisiting the thinking on vulnerability to HIV and risk of infection, this book provides better understanding by considering the risk of HIV infection alongside notions of personal and collective resilience, dignity and humiliation. The work shows that young people in the urban slum dignify their world and, in doing so, establish priorities and draw on a set of references oftentimes intelligible to them alone. Moreover, humiliation, as an interpersonal event, adds to a sense of vulnerability and lies closely behind choices directly affecting personal health and livelihood. Thus, dignity and humiliation are shown for the first time to have a critical role in health seeking and risky behavior related to HIV, and this is an area in great need of further research. The crucial focus of this work is further emphasized by the rapid growth of urban slums, and high rates of HIV among both slum dwellers and young people, who continue to bear the brunt of the AIDS epidemic, thirty years on. This comprehensive literature review provides a compelling argument that the time is right to further explore the nexus of risk and resilience from a people-centered perspective. Fresh insight is critical to reach the goal of ending AIDS by 2030.
Contents
1. Introduction -- 2. Vulnerability and Risk: health and well being in the slum -- 3. HIV as an urban epidemic -- 4. Young people: vulnerability, risk and HIV in the urban slum -- 5. Migration, young people and vulnerability in the urban slum -- 6. Discussion and conclusion.
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Culture and health disparities : evaluation of interventions and outcomes in the U.S.-Mexico border region

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John G. Bruhn. Springer , c2014.
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The sister cities of the southwestern United States border are challenged by widespread environmental and health issues and limited access to help. And while different initiatives have been set up to improve health outcomes and lessen inequities in the border region, evaluation data are scarce. Culture and Health Disparities provides a perspective on U.S.-Mexico border health with an evidence-based guide for conceptualizing, implementing, and evaluating health interventions. Taking into account…
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Author
Bruhn, John G.
Responsibility
John G. Bruhn
Place of Publication
Cham, Switzerland
Publisher
Springer
Date Published
c2014
Physical Description
1 online resource (ix, 83 pages)
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in public health
ISBN
9783319064611
9783319064628 (electronic bk.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Healthcare Disparities
Public Health
Social Conditions
Subjects (LCSH)
Medical care - Regional disparities
Migration
Public Health
Public health - Mexican-American Border Region
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Mexico
United States
Abstract
The sister cities of the southwestern United States border are challenged by widespread environmental and health issues and limited access to help. And while different initiatives have been set up to improve health outcomes and lessen inequities in the border region, evaluation data are scarce. Culture and Health Disparities provides a perspective on U.S.-Mexico border health with an evidence-based guide for conceptualizing, implementing, and evaluating health interventions. Taking into account the unique qualities of border life and their influence on general wellbeing, this important volume offers detailed criteria for creating public health programs that are medically, culturally, and ethically sound. The book identifies gaps in intervention research on major health concerns in the area, relating them to disparity-reduction efforts in the rest of the U.S. and arguing for more relevant means of data gathering and analysis. The author also asserts that progress can be made on both sides of the border despite concurrent social and political problems in the region. Included in the coverage: The border region as a social system. The development of health disparities: a life-course model. A social systems approach to understanding health disparities. A critique of U.S.-Mexico border health interventions. Evaluating interventions to reduce healthcare disparities. Ethical issues in health interventions across cultures and contexts. A text for researchers and practitioners working to promote border health and reduce service inequalities, Culture and Health Disparities asks pertinent questions and provides workable, meaningful answers.
Contents
1. The Border Region: Its Culture and Health Disparities -- 2. Understanding Health Disparities -- 3. A Critique of U.S.-Mexico Border Health Interventions -- 4. Ethical Issues in Health Interventions Across Contexts and Cultures.
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