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By Dorie J. Gilbert,Ednita M. Wright

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

An historic and present review of the alarming HIV an infection fee between African americans, particularly ladies, introduces the drawback. next chapters spotlight HIV/AIDS prevention and intervention options which are effectively impacting the African American inhabitants. Guided via a feminist viewpoint and down to earth in social development conception, social paintings concept, and social paintings perform, this quantity privileges the voice of African American ladies, the crowd that's the so much disenfranchised―and least appropriately represented―in AIDS-related study and writing. This crucial advisor sheds mild on a calamity too frequently neglected, making it in particular necessary for students, scholars, researchers, and practitioners concerned with HIV/AIDS concerns within the African American group, and with women's and black studies.

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