Community Interventions And Aids

Hardcover | August 17, 2005

EditorEdison J. Trickett, Willo Pequegnat

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As news headlines report staggering numbers of people infected with HIV or AIDS across the globe and as stereotypes of typical AIDS patients become less and less specific to particular sexual orientations and ethnic backgrounds, the AIDS pandemic shows little sign of relenting. AIDS crossesgeopolitical and social barriers, and social and behavioral scientists are confronted with the new challenge of developing scientific inquiry and corresponding interventions around participatory, community-based, and community-focused methods. These interventions are increasingly targeting thecontextual influences on individual behavior, such as peer groups, social networks and support systems, and community norms. Community-level interventions also draw on local resources and are respectful of sociocultural circumstances and traditions. This book articulates how the social andbehavioral sciences can respond to HIV/AIDS. It is written for all who have a stake in AIDS research, stimulating discussion and debate about the natures of community research and intervention broadly across such disciplines as public health, community health education, urban planning, psychology,sociology, anthropology, and philosophy of science. The book proposes alternative perspectives on means of ascertaining knowledge about the HIV/AIDS pandemic and the inclusion of community collaboration in interventions.

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As news headlines report staggering numbers of people infected with HIV or AIDS across the globe and as stereotypes of typical AIDS patients become less and less specific to particular sexual orientations and ethnic backgrounds, the AIDS pandemic shows little sign of relenting. AIDS crossesgeopolitical and social barriers, and social ...

Edison J. Trickett is at University of Illinois, Chicago. Willo Pequegnat is at National Institute of Mental Health.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:320 pages, 6.3 × 9.29 × 0.91 inPublished:August 17, 2005Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195160231

ISBN - 13:9780195160239

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Table of Contents

1. Edison J. Trickett: Community Interventions and HIV/AIDS - Affecting the Community Context2. Hirokazu Yoshikawa, Patrick A. Wilson, John L. Peterson, and Marybeth Shinn: Multiple Pathways to Community-Level Impacts in HIV Prevention: Implications for Conceptualization, Implementation, and Evaluation of Intervention3. Eric Stewart and Julian Rappaport: Narrative Insurrections: HIV, Circulating Knowledge, and Local Resistances4. Jeffrey A. Kelly: The State of the Art in Community HIV Prevention Interventions5. Carl A. Latkin and Amy R. Knowlton: Social Network Approaches to HIV Prevention: Implications to Community Impact and Sustainability6. Robert A. Trotter II and Merrill Singer: Rapid Assessment Strategies for Public Health: Promise and Problems7. Merrill Singer and Margaret Weeks: The Hartford Model of AIDS Practice/Research Collaboration8. Jean J. Shensul: Sustainability in HIV Prevention Research9. Robin Lin Miller and George J. Greene: Transferring HIV Prevention Technology to Community-Based Organizations: How Can HIV Prevention Scientists Play an Effective Role in Practice?10. Ralph J. DiClemente, Richard A. Crosby, and Gina M. Wingood: Community HIV Prevention Interventions: Theoretical and Methodological Considerations11. Bruce Rapkin and Edison J. Trickett: The Tyranny of Clinical Trials: Alternative Designs for Assessing Individual and Community Level Impact12. Willo Pequegnat: Toward the Next Generation of AIDS Interventions with Community Impact

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"This book provides an overarching framework based on an ecological approach for designing and impllemetning HIV/AIDS intervention with longer-term, community impact. It explains the basic aspects of this ecological perspective and provides examples of how it works."--Adolescence