AIDS and the African American woman: the triple burden of race, class, and gender. Commentary.
The disproportionate impact of human immunodeficiency syndrome (HIV) disease on African American women is devastating to their lives, their families, their communities, and our society.
Among AIDS cases in women, 52.5% are black.
African American women with HIV disease constitute one of the least powerful and most burdened segments of society.
The African American woman whose behavior places her at risk for HIV infection must be the focus of increased prevention and treatment efforts.
This article will describe risk factors for HIV infection and AIDS educational needs of women at risk.
The interaction of race, gender, and social class will be explored.
The controversy over medical manifestations of HIV will be addressed within the context of the social reality of African American women at risk.
Mots-clés Pascal : Immunodéficit acquis syndrome, Virose, Infection, Homme, Facteur risque, Immunopathologie, Hémopathie, Femelle, Epidémiologie, Attitude, Connaissance, Race, Classe sociale, Statut socioéconomique, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Prévention, Africain
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : AIDS, Viral disease, Infection, Human, Risk factor, Immunopathology, Hemopathy, Female, Epidemiology, Attitude, Knowledge, Race, Social class, Socioeconomic status, United States, North America, America, Prevention, African
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Cote : 93-0613603
Code Inist : 002B30A03B. Création : 199406.