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By Dorie J. Gilbert,Ednita M. Wright

AIDS is the second-leading explanation for loss of life between African American ladies among the a while of 18 and forty four. African American girls represent sixty three% of all circumstances of AIDS between girls within the usa. This quantity brings jointly the collective knowledge of students, researchers, and social paintings pros facing those issues. Focusing consciousness at the fundamental inhabitants of ladies impacted by way of AIDS, this publication provides culturally delicate responses that meet the categorical wishes of African American women.

An historic and present evaluation of the alarming HIV an infection price between African american citizens, specifically girls, introduces the difficulty. next chapters spotlight HIV/AIDS prevention and intervention suggestions which are effectively impacting the African American inhabitants. Guided via a feminist standpoint and down to earth in social building idea, social paintings idea, and social paintings perform, this quantity privileges the voice of African American ladies, the gang that's the so much disenfranchised―and least properly represented―in AIDS-related examine and writing. This crucial consultant sheds gentle on a calamity too usually missed, making it specifically worthy for students, scholars, researchers, and practitioners concerned with HIV/AIDS concerns within the African American neighborhood, and with women's and black studies.

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