About this book
- Written by noted experts in the field who have years of experience
- Is comprehensive, up-to-date, and filled with cutting edge information
- Written with a keen and sensitive eye toward cultural differences
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.
Written for: Medical students; residents, nurses and general practitioners with a specialization in HIV; infectious disease specialists
Table of contents
Introduction and preface.- The epidemiology, prevention and control of HIV/AIDS among African America.- HIV/AIDS and Latino populations in the US: epidemiology, prevention, and barriers to care and treatment.- Antiretroviral therapy and communities of color.- Overcoming challenges to successful treatment outcomes in minority patients with HIV/AIDS.- Access to culturally competent care for patients living with HIV/AIDS.- Women of color and HIV/AIDS: epidemiology, clinical aspects, and management.- Management of pregnancy in HIV-infected women and prevention of mother to child transmission.- Dermatologic manifestations of HIV in communities of color.- Co-morbidities in black patients with HIV/AIDS.- Men who have sex with men of color in the age of AIDS: the sociocultural contexts of stigma, marginalization, and structural inequalities.- HIV prevention and heterosexual African-American women.- Substance abuse and mental health issues: coping with dual and triple diagnoses.- African-Americans and HIV research.- HIV politics and policy: impact on care and treatment in communities of color.- Moving toward a unified global HIV/AIDS agenda: communities of color in crisis.-