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

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Willo Pequegnat, Carl C. Bell, editors. Springer , c2012.
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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 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 prov…
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Other Authors
Bell, Carl C
Pequegnat, Willo
Responsibility
Willo Pequegnat, Carl C. Bell, editors
Place of Publication
New York, NY
Publisher
Springer
Date Published
c2012
Physical Description
1 online resource (xiv, 364 p. : 7 ill.)
ISBN
9781461404392
Subjects (MeSH)
Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome - prevention and control
Health behavior
HIV infections - prevention and control
Parent-child relations
Primary prevention
Risk factors
Subjects (LCSH)
AIDS
Maternal and infant welfare
Social work
Abstract
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 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 strategy. Among the topics covered: The family as the model for HIV prevention. The role of settings in family-based prevention of HIV/STDs. Couples-based HIV prevention and treatment. Parents as agents of HIV prevention for gay, lesbian, and bisexual youth. Promoting family-focused evidence-based practice in HIV/AIDS care. Families and HIV medical adherence. A 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 programs. From Jose Szapocznik, Ph.D., Executive Dean for Research and Research Training Chair,Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Miller School of Medicine, University of Miami The editors and authors are to be commended for bringing together an impressive amount of findings on the role of families in preventing and addressing HIV infection. The book documents the tremendous progress in this program of research since the publication of Working with Families in the Era of AIDS IN 2000. While the book is focused on ethnic minority families and HIV, the strategies have application for all families coping with a range of chronic diseases and should be tremendously useful for research, public health care providers, and policy makers.
Contents
Foreword -- Part I: Overview of Family and HIV and Mental Health -- Families and HIV/AIDS: First Line of Health Promotion and Disease Prevention -- Family as the Model for Prevention of Mental and Physical Health Problems -- The Role of Settings in Family Based-Prevention of HIV/STDs -- Part II: Role of Families in Prevention and Care -- Parents as AIDS educators -- Mothers: The Major Force in Preventing HIV/STD Risk Behaviors -- Fathers and HIV: A Missing Factor in Developing Interventions but Not in the Lives of Their Children -- Communities and HIV -- Couples-based HIV Prevention and Treatment: State of Science, Gaps and Future Directions -- The Role of Families Among Orphans and Vulnerable Children In Confronting HIV/AIDS in Sub-Saharan Africa -- Collaborating with Families and Communities to Prevent Youth HIV Risk Taking and Exposure -- Families and HIV Medical Adherence -- Part III. Ethnic, Cultural, and Gender Issues in Families -- Family-Based HIV Prevention with African American and Hispanic Youth -- Parents as Agents of HIV Prevention for Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Youth -- Family-Based HIV Prevention for Adolescents with Psychiatric Disorders -- Part IV. Implementing Family Systems Evidence-Based Prevention -- Adaptation of Interventions for Families Affected by HIV -- Promoting Family-Focused Evidenced-Based Practice in Frontline HIV/AIDS Care -- Part V. Challenges for the Future -- Future Directions for Family-Based Prevention and Treatment Research: Challenges and Emerging Issues.
Format
e-Book
Location
Online
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