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Services for HIV-Infected or HIV-Affected Older Adults

Charles Emlet and Cynthia Poindexter

in Handbook of Social Work in Health and Aging

Published in print March 2006 | ISBN: 9780195173727
Published online April 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780199893218 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195173727.003.0051
 Services for HIV-Infected or HIV-Affected Older Adults

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This chapter provides human service practitioners with information related to service delivery systems and their legislative underpinnings, so that they can be more prepared to provide case management and referrals to older adults affected by HIV and AIDS. It outlines commonly available services as well as the roles that social work can play in these organizations. It discusses the ways in which such services can enhance quality of life and be culturally relevant.

Keywords: social work practice; social services; aging; elderly; HIV-infected older adults; AIDS

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