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HIV/AIDS in U.S. Communities of Color

Editors: Stone, V.E., Ojikutu, B.O., Rawlings, M.K., Smith, K.Y. (Eds.)

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More people in communities of color are contracting, living with, and being treated for HIV/AIDS than ever before. In 2005, 71% of new AIDS cases were diagnosed in people of color. Though the number of racial and ethnic minority HIV/AIDS cases continues to grow, the health care community has been unable to adequately meet the unique medical needs of these populations. African-American, Latino/Latina, and other patients of color are less likely to seek medical care, have sufficient access to the health care system, or receive the drugs they need for as long as they need them. HIV/AIDS in U.S. Communities of Color is an outstanding resource for any professional working with these underserved populations. Comprehensive chapters cover issues as far-reaching as: anti-retroviral therapy; dermatologic manifestations and co-morbidities of the disease in patients of color; unique risks to women and MSMs of color; participation of minority cases in HIV research; and substance abuse and mental health issues. Complied by world experts in HIV/AIDS, this book analyzes the main causes of treatment failure and promotes respect for individual and cultural values, teaching readers to provide responsive, patient-centered care and devise preventive strategies for communities of color.

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"This collection provides an overview of the behavioral and clinical aspects of the HIV/AIDS epidemic in African American and Latino populations. … The contributors to this collection are mostly experts on clinical and epidemiological aspects of HIV/AIDS. … According to the authors, the book is ideal for medical trainees and mental health providers … . This is a unique and needed guide to HIV/AIDS in African American and Latino populations." (Jesus Ramirez-Valles, Doody’s Review Service, October, 2009)

“Valerie Stone and colleagues have gathered a series of presentations that attempt to address some of the unique issues in managing human immunodeficiency (HIV) in the Latino, African American, Asian/Pacific Islander, American Indian, and Alaska Native populations. … One of the major themes running throughout HIV/AIDS in U.S. Communities of Color is that of cultural competence … . The call for cultural competence is needed not only for the minorities addressed in this book but for the education of all HIV caregivers and researchers.” (Thomas Monson, Journal of the American Medical Association, Vol. 303 (11), March, 2010)

Table of contents (15 chapters)

Table of contents (15 chapters)
  • The Epidemiology, Prevention, and Control of HIV/AIDS Among African Americans

    Pages 1-21

    Cargill, Victoria (et al.)

  • HIV/AIDS and the Latino Populations in the U.S.: Epidemiology, Prevention, and Barriers to Care and Treatment

    Pages 23-31

    Martorell, Claudia

  • Antiretroviral Therapy and Communities of Color

    Pages 33-51

    Smith, Kimberly (et al.)

  • Overcoming Challenges to Successful Treatment Outcomes in Minority Patients with HIV/AIDS

    Pages 53-67

    Stone, Valerie E.

  • Access to Culturally Competent Care for Patients Living with HIV/AIDS

    Pages 69-82

    Dionne-Odom, Jodie (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
HIV/AIDS in U.S. Communities of Color
Editors
  • Valerie E Stone
  • Bisola O. Ojikutu
  • M. Keith Rawlings
  • Kimberly Y. Smith
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag New York
eBook ISBN
978-0-387-98152-9
DOI
10.1007/978-0-387-98152-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-387-98151-2
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4419-3107-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 309
Number of Illustrations
4 b/w illustrations
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