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HIV/AIDS

Peter A. Newman

in Social Work

ISBN: 9780195389678
Published online May 2011 | | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/obo/9780195389678-0062
HIV/AIDS

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AIDS is one of the most catastrophic epidemics ever to befall humankind. Over 1 million people have been diagnosed with AIDS in the United States, and 565,000 have died. Globally, an estimated 33 million people are living with HIV; more than 60 million people have been infected with HIV since the epidemic began. An estimated 7,400 people are newly infected every day. The needs and challenges in addressing the epidemic—working with and supporting people living with HIV (PLHIV), partners, children, families, and communities affected by HIV, key populations at higher risk, and the multiple systems that impact their lives—draw on the full array of skills and competencies of social workers on individual, interpersonal, familial, community, and structural levels.

Article.  14967 words. 

Subjects: Social Work

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