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HIV/AIDS and Older Adults : Challenges for Individuals, Families and Communities - Charles A. Emlet

HIV/AIDS and Older Adults

Challenges for Individuals, Families and Communities

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This volume focuses on the ways in which HIV/AIDS can affect older adults. The chapters in this book discuss the variety of HIV/AIDS problems that we face at the individual, family, and community levels. Topics examined include demographics and epidemiological aspects of HIV disease with this population; prevention of HIV disease; issues impacting individuals in a medical, psychological, and social context; and service needs. Originally published as a special issue of the Journal of Mental Health and Aging, the volume contains new chapters on demographics, HIV prevention and education, and effective coalition building among systems of care. Contributors include Diane Zablotsky, Michael Kennedy, Janice Nichols, and Timothy Heckman, among others.
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Contributorsp. ix
Prefacep. xi
Assessing the Progress and Promise of Research on Midlife and Older Adults and HIV/AIDSp. 1
Prevention of HIV Disease in Older Adultsp. 21
Depressive Symptoms in Older Adults Living With HIV Disease: Application of the Chronic Illness Quality of Life Modelp. 37
HIV-Associated Dementia and Agingp. 55
Mental Health Dimensions of HIV/AIDS in Women Over 50p. 73
Service Priorities, Use, and Needs: Views of Older and Younger Consumers Living With HIV/AIDSp. 93
Nursing Home Experiences of Older African Americans With HIV/AIDS: Issues for Future Researchp. 111
"It Don't Matter What People Say As Long As I Love You": Experiencing Stigma When Raising an HIV-Infected Grandchildp. 131
Older Adults, Substance Use, and HIV/AIDS: Preparing for a Future Crisisp. 157
Sustaining a Coalition: A Case Study of the New York Association on HIV Over Fiftyp. 181
Indexp. 191
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ISBN: 9780826144959
ISBN-10: 0826144950
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 216
Published: 31st March 2004
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.77 x 16.41  x 1.65
Weight (kg): 0.43