Social Work with HIV and AIDS
Call Number: RA 643.83 R69 2013
Publication Date: 2013-01-01
This volume explains the history of social work during the AIDS epidemic, examines the different populations affected by the disease, and covers the wide range of practice and policy issues involving people living with HIV and AIDS. The text deals frankly with the difficult issues associated with HIV and AIDS -- race, sexuality, religion, sexual practice, and drug use -- so social workers are fully prepared for the work ahead of them. The authors explain overlooked areas of practice such as conducting sexual assessments, educating clients on the medical aspects of HIV/AIDS, and they also present case studies drawn from real-life practice experiences. The book is designed to fill the gaps with information about how the system works with respect to HIV, what to expect from clients, and how to be proactive with case advocacy, program development, and policy reform.