Community Interventions and AIDS

Community Interventions and AIDS

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As news headlines report staggering numbers of people infected with HIV or AIDS across the globe and as stereotypes of typical AIDS patients become less and less specific to particular sexual orientations and ethnic backgrounds, the AIDS pandemic shows little sign of relenting. AIDS crosses geopolitical and social barriers, and social and behavioral scientists are confronted with the new challenge of developing scientific inquiry and corresponding interventions around participatory, community-based, and community-focused methods. These interventions are increasingly targeting the contextual influences on individual behavior, such as peer groups, social networks and support systems, and community norms. Community-level interventions also draw on local resources and are respectful of sociocultural circumstances and traditions. This book articulates how the social and behavioral sciences can respond to HIV/AIDS.
It is written for all who have a stake in AIDS research, stimulating discussion and debate about the natures of community research and intervention broadly across such disciplines as public health, community health education, urban planning, psychology, sociology, anthropology, and philosophy of science. The book proposes alternative perspectives on means of ascertaining knowledge about the HIV/AIDS pandemic and the inclusion of community collaboration in interventions.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 320 pages
  • 165.1 x 241.3 x 22.9mm | 544.32g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • New
  • Tables and line illustrations
  • 0195160231
  • 9780195160239

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"This book provides an overarching framework based on an ecological approach for designing and impllemetning HIV/AIDS intervention with longer-term, community impact. It explains the basic aspects of this ecological perspective and provides examples of how it works."--Adolescence "This book provides an overarching framework based on an ecological approach for designing and impllemetning HIV/AIDS intervention with longer-term, community impact. It explains the basic aspects of this ecological perspective and provides examples of how it works."--Adolescence "This book provides an overarching framework based on an ecological approach for designing and impllemetning HIV/AIDS intervention with longer-term, community impact. It explains the basic aspects of this ecological perspective and provides examples of how it works."--Adolescence "This book provides an overarching framework based on an ecological approach for designing and impllemetning HIV/AIDS intervention with longer-term, community impact. It explains the basic aspects of this ecological perspective and provides examples of how it works."--Adolescence
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Table of contents

1. Community Interventions and HIV/AIDS - Affecting the Community Context ; 2. Multiple Pathways to Community-Level Impacts in HIV Prevention: Implications for Conceptualization, Implementation, and Evaluation of Interventions ; 3. Narrative Insurrections: HIV, Circulating Knowledge, and Local Resistances ; 4. The State of the Art in Community HIV Prevention Interventions ; 5. Social Network Approaches to HIV Prevention: Implications to Community Impact and Sustainability ; 6. Rapid Assessment Strategies for Public Health: Promise and Problems ; 7. The Hartford Model of AIDS Practice/Research Collaboration ; 8. Sustainability in HIV Prevention Research ; 9. Transferring HIV Prevention Technology to Community-Based Organizations: How Can HIV Prevention Scientists Play an Effective Role in Practice? ; 10. Community HIV Prevention Interventions: Theoretical and Methodological Considerations ; 11. Comprehensive Dynamic Trial Designs for Behavioral Prevention Research with Communities: Overcoming Inadequacies of the Randomized Controlled Trial Paradigm ; 12. Toward the Next Generation of AIDS Interventions with Community Impact
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