HIV/AIDS in Women of Color Essay by Master Researcher

HIV/AIDS in Women of Color
A paper looking at the disproportionate number of African-American women suffering from HIV and AIDS and the reasons for such statistics.
# 88602 | 1,350 words | 10 sources | 2006 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2006 in African-American Studies (Gender) , Medical and Health (General)

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This paper explores the etiology of HIV/AIDS infections among African-American women, the impact of HIV/AIDS upon the African-American woman, and the theoretical issues proposed through risk and resiliency to these points of discussion. Risk issues include reasons of infection and the social and personal costs associated with coping with HIV/AIDS in the self and others.

From the Paper:

"HIV/AIDS is a problem for all Americans, regardless of race, age, or gender, but some demographics suffer the impact of these diseases more than others (Miller et al, 2004). African-American women bear a statistically disproportionate rate of increase than any other group, even when it is taken into consideration that "the overwhelming majority of AIDS cases have always been, and continue to be, among adolescent and adult men who became infected with HIV through male-to-male sexual contact" (Social Work Speaks). In African-American women, however, the overall infection rate for HIV is unprecedented in any other population; "though only 13% of the U.S. female population, African- Americans constitute 57% of AIDS cases and 67% of HIV infections among women" (Robinson et al, 2002; 82)."

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