Women at Risk

Issues in the Primary Prevention of AIDS

  • Ann O’Leary
  • Loretta Sweet Jemmott

Part of the AIDS Prevention and Mental Health book series (APMH)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Ann O’Leary, Loretta Sweet Jemmott
    Pages 1-12
  3. Beatriz Perez, Gail Kennedy, Mindy Thompson Fullilove
    Pages 83-101
  4. Mary Jane Rotheram-Borus, Loretta Sweet Jemmott, John B. Jemmott III
    Pages 103-129
  5. Loretta Sweet Jemmott, Veronica Catan, Adeline Nyamathi, Joyce Anastasia
    Pages 131-157
  6. M. Isabel Fernandez
    Pages 159-174
  7. Gloria Weissman, Vivian Brown
    Pages 175-193
  8. Judith Blackfield Cohen, Priscilla Alexander
    Pages 195-218
  9. Marcela Raffaelli, Jennifer Pranke
    Pages 219-236
  10. Kathleen M. Morrow
    Pages 237-256
  11. Ann O’Leary, Loretta Sweet Jemmott
    Pages 257-259
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 261-278

About this book


AIDS is the fourth leading cause of death among women of childbearing age and is increasing by about 8% a year in this group. * And yet, our understanding of the impact of HIV and AIDS on women's lives remains fragmented and incomplete. After a decade of struggling with mounting surveys of risk behavior, clinical trials, and behavioral interventions that were based primarily on experience with gay communities in large cities and, subsequently, on the needs of injection drug users, we have not given programs for women the attention they require if they are to be meaningful, effective, and gender appropriate. This book will introduce the reader to the range of complex issues of HIV and AIDS in women's lives. Ann O'Leary and Loretta Sweet Jemmott have assembled an impres­ sive list of authors who have contributed chapters from different disciplinary viewpoints. The reader will find information on prevention programs that have been effective for adolescent girls, on culturally specific strategies for African American and Latina women, and on the multiple issues of sub­ stance use and HIV that need to be faced by any outreach and intervention programs for drug-using women.


AIDS HIV HIV/AIDS Primary prevention Radiologieinformationssystem prevention

Editors and affiliations

  • Ann O’Leary
    • 1
  • Loretta Sweet Jemmott
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of PsychologyRutgers University, Busch CampusNew BrunswickUSA
  2. 2.School of NursingUniversity of PennsylvaniaPhiladelphiaUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1995
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4899-1059-2
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4899-1057-8
  • Series Print ISSN 1566-0761
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