AIDS and Adolescents

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Lorraine Sherr
Taylor & Francis, 1997 - Medical - 206 pages
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Aids and Adolescents provides insight into a wide range of adolescent issues. Much of the HIV epidemic response has been at the individual level in the hope that this narrow focus will provide the key to containment and resolution of the spread of the disease. In this text a series of contributions have been compiled to explore adolescent issues ranging from sexual behaviour, health education campaigns, to HIV prevention and HIV/AIDS care.
Chapters provide an overview of adolescent problems, such as homelessness, pregnancy, and gender, and explore why these problems are so often overlooked. They examine facts and fictions associated with adolescent risk, challenging some of the basic current notions underpinning approaches to the subject. There are particular focused studies of Australian adolescents' beliefs about HIV and STDs and also the American adolescent's perceptions of drug injection.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Epidemiology
25
The Future Arrives
51
Susan Kippax June Crawford
63
Young People Sexuality HIV and AIDS Education
79
and Beliefs about HIVAIDS and other STDs
91
Drug Injectors in the United States
107
Adolescents and Emerging Sexuality
133
Adaptation and Coping of HIV Infected Adolescents
163
The Medical Management of AIDS in Adolescents
177
Index
201
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Royal Free School of Medicine, UK.

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