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HIV/AIDS and Older Adults

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HIV/AIDS and Older Adults

SKU# 9780826144959

Challenges for Individuals, Families, and Communities


  • Charles A. Emlet MSW, PhD

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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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Product Details 

  • Publication Date March 31, 2004
  • Page Count 216
  • Product Form Hardback
  • ISBN 13 9780826144959
  • EISBN 9780826197696

Table of Contents 

  1. Assessing the Progress and Promise of Research on Midlife and Older Adults and HIV/AIDS, D. Zablotsky and M. Kennedy
  2. Prevention of HIV Disease in Older Adults, J.E. Nichols
  3. Depressive Symptoms in Older Adults Living with HIV Disease: Application of the Chronic Illness Quality of Life Model, T.G. Heckman, A. Kochman, and K.J. Sikkema
  4. HIV-Associated Dementia and Aging, V.G. Valcour and N. Sacktor
  5. Mental Health Dimensions of HIV/AIDS in Women Over 50, K.M. Tangenberg
  6. Service Priorities, Use, and Needs: Views of Older and Younger Consumers Living with HIV/AIDS, C.A. Emlet and J.P. Berghuis
  7. Nursing Home Experiences of Older African Americans with HIV/AIDS: Issues for Future Research, E.J. Fox-Hill, D.V. Gibson, and V.F. Engle
  8. "It Don't Matter What People Say As Long As I Love You": Experiencing Stigma When Raising an HIV-Infected Grandchild, C.C. Poindexter
  9. Older Adults, Substance Abuse, and HIV/AIDS: Preparing for a Future Crisis, J.M. Topolski et al
  10. Sustaining a Coalition: A Case Study of the New York Association on HIV over Fifty, K.M. Nokes