Women now account for one-third of the ten million people with the HIV infection worldwide. On World AIDS Day in December 1990, the World Health Organization estimated that three million women are currently HIV infected and are expected to die by the year 2000. Yet women have found that the information available often does not apply to them, that most services are geared towards men, and that doctors and other professionals are often unprepared for the particular issues that women raise.
"Working with Women and AIDS" fills this important gap by addressing a number of questions of relevance to those working with women. Are women more likely to be infected heterosexually than men? What are the implications for childbearing? What have been the effects for women working in the sex industry? And do women with the HIV infection have different emotional needs from men?
This book brings medical and social issues for women to the forefront, highlighting the knowledge and experienceof medical experts, and of professionals involved in the support and advocacy for women with HIV, and on the important aspect of education and counselling.
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