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Author Campbell, Carole A.

Title Women, families, and HIV/AIDS : a sociological perspective on the epidemic in America / Carole A. Campbell.

Published New York : Cambridge University Press, 1999.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  362.1969792 CAMP    AVAILABLE
Physical description xi, 257 pages ; 14 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 199-245) and index.
Contents Introduction: Women at Risk -- 1. Epidemiology, Risk/Transmission, and Natural History of HIV Disease in Women and Children -- 2. Female Reproductive Health and Sexuality -- 3. Women at Risk: Drug Use and Prostitution -- 4. Gender, Culture, Race, and Class -- 5. Men, Gender Roles, and Sexuality -- 6. Women, Motherhood, and the Family -- 7. Women, Families, and HIV/AIDS -- App. A. Method of Inquiry -- App. B. Biographies of Persons Living with HIV Disease.
Summary Women make up 16 percent of total AIDS cases in the United States today, and the number of women with HIV disease is now growing at a faster rate than that of men. Women are contracting HIV through heterosexual transmission faster than by any other means of transmission, including injection drug use. How did female cases in the United States grow from 43 in 1983 to over 2,000 times that number 14 years later? What factors have influenced the course of the epidemic for women? What has been the impact of this disease on women and on families? This book offers the first comprehensive sociological explanation.
Subject AIDS (Disease) -- Social aspects -- United States.
HIV infections -- Social aspects -- United States.
Variant Title Women, families & HIV/AIDS.
ISBN 0521562112 (hardbound)
0521566797 (paperback)