By Donna Hubbard McCree PhD MPH RPh, Kenneth Terrill Jones MSW, Ann O'Leary PhD
African americans and HIV/AIDS knowing and Addressing the Epidemic Donna Hubbard McCree, Kenneth T. Jones, and Ann O’Leary, editors in keeping with the facilities for disorder regulate and Prevention, approximately half the multiple million americans dwelling with HIV/AIDS are African americans, even though they include simply 13 percentage of the U.S. inhabitants. prevalence between African american citizens is expected to be nearly eight occasions that of ecu americans. HIV/AIDS disparities have existed throughout this assorted crew, and proceed to take a devastating toll. To interfere successfully, public well-being pros needs to comprehend the context during which high-risk habit happens, and feature entry to appropriate and present prevention innovations. African american citizens and HIV/AIDS succeeds on either counts by way of supplying an research of the ancient, psychosocial, fiscal, and political matters on the topic of HIV transmission within the black group, and delivering a wealth of evidence-based and rising interventions (including behavioral interventions, and counseling and checking out options) adapted to express subpopulations. This twin viewpoint provides readers the widest realizing of those and different key parts together with: • the connection among poverty, discrimination, and different social disparities to HIV. • The evolving reaction of the black church to the HIV/AIDS epidemic. • HIV/AIDS within the context of different sexually transmitted infections. • HIV/AIDS prevention suggestions in particular focusing on heterosexually energetic males, and ladies, males who've intercourse with males, injection drug clients, and children. • Prison-based intervention courses. • Structural interventions emphasizing social stipulations. Practitioners, researchers, and graduate scholars in public well-being, ailment prevention, well-being disparities, and minority future health will locate African american citizens and HIV/AIDS a prepared resource of priceless heritage and functional knowledge.
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