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Praise for Handbook of HIV and Social Work

"Cynthia Cannon Poindexter has given us a remarkable editedvolume that contains much information on HIV that everyprofessional social worker needs to know in order to practicecompetently in today's complex world."—From the Foreword byVincent J. Lynch, MSW, PhD, Boston College Graduate School ofSocial Work

"This comprehensive handbook assembles a group of social workscholars and practitioners to participate in, guide, and addressmany of the unresolved challenges characterizing the HIV debates.This handbook is a valuable and timely addition to theliterature."—King Davis, MSW, PhD, The Robert Lee SutherlandChair in Mental Health and Social Policy, The University of Texasat Austin School of Social Work

"This handbook is an outstanding resource for the social workprofessional working to ensure equal access to care, treatment, andresources for all persons living with and/or affected byHIV."—Evelyn P. Tomaszewski, MSW, Project Director, NASWHIV/AIDS Spectrum: Mental Health Training and Education of SocialWorkers Project

"This book is an excellent, up-to-date guide on HIV. It is anindispensable resource for all those who work with HIV and all itscomplications."—Leon Ginsberg, MSW, PhD, Dean Emeritus,University of South Carolina School of Social Work and Editor,Administration in Social Work

The most current knowledge on the HIV pandemic in a thorough,diverse, and accessible volume

This invaluable book draws on a distinguished roster of HIVadvocates, educators, case managers, counselors, andadministrators, assembling the most current knowledge into thisvolume. Handbook of HIV and Social Work reflects the latestresearch and its impact on policy and practice realities, withtopics including:

  • History, Illness, Transmission, and Treatment

  • Social Work Roles, Tasks, and Challenges in Health CareSettings

  • HIV-related Community Organizing and Grassroots Advocacy

  • The Impact of HIV on Children and Adolescents

  • HIV-affected Caregivers

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