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 girls among the a while 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 execs facing those matters. Focusing consciousness at the basic inhabitants of girls impacted by way of AIDS, this booklet offers culturally delicate responses that meet the categorical wishes of African American women.

An ancient and present review of the alarming HIV an infection fee between African americans, specifically girls, introduces the trouble. next chapters spotlight HIV/AIDS prevention and intervention options which are effectively impacting the African American inhabitants. Guided by way of a feminist standpoint and down to earth in social building concept, social paintings thought, 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 learn and writing. This crucial advisor sheds mild on a calamity too usually ignored, making it particularly invaluable 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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