Theodore J. Stein

in The Social Welfare of Women and Children with HIV and AIDS

Published in print May 1998 | ISBN: 9780195109429
Published online January 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780199865772 | DOI:

Series: Child Welfare: A Series in Child Welfare Practice, Policy, and Research


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This introductory chapter begins with a discussion of the federal response to the AIDS epidemic in its first ten years, with similarities drawn between the AIDS epidemic and venereal disease epidemics during the first part of the 20th century. The methodologies used by the Centers for Disease Control to compile data on the incidence and prevalence of HIV and AIDS are described. The impact of HIV on women and children are then reported.

Keywords: HIV infection; women; children; AIDS; public policy; venereal disease

Chapter.  6416 words. 

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