AIDS, the second decade by Heather G. Miller, etc., C.F. Turner, L.E. Moses

By Heather G. Miller, etc., C.F. Turner, L.E. Moses

Expanding at the 1989 nationwide learn Council quantity AIDS, Sexual habit, and Intravenous Drug Use, this ebook stories on altering styles within the distribution of circumstances and the result of intervention efforts below means. It makes a speciality of vital subpopulations which are turning into an increasing number of in danger: youngsters and ladies. The committee additionally stories thoughts to guard blood offers and to enhance the standard of surveys utilized in AIDS research.
AIDS: the second one Decade updates traits in AIDS situations and HIV an infection one of the gay neighborhood, intravenous drug clients, girls, minorities, and different teams; offers an summary of a variety of behavioral intervention ideas directed at particular teams; discusses discrimination opposed to individuals with AIDS and HIV an infection; and provides to be had info at the percentage of children accomplishing the behaviors which could transmit the virus and on lady prostitutes and HIV infection.

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This segment includes runaway and “throwaway” children, teenage prostitutes, and homeless youth. The committee believes that AIDS prevention programs should focus attention on these youth in a manner commensurate with the elevated risks they face. PROSTITUTES In the beginning stages of the AIDS epidemic, many people feared that female prostitutes would become widely infected and spread the AIDS virus to their clients. At present, this fear appears to be unfounded, at least in the United States.

Interventions Various types of AIDS prevention programs for female prostitutes have been implemented, including street outreach to teach safer drug use and safer sex techniques, similar types of outreach and workshops for organized sites, and voluntary HIV testing and counseling. Many of the outreach programs involve peer-led interventions delivered by ex-prostitutes or current sex workers to facilitate the location and recruitment of prostitutes into the programs and to improve communication between the research community and the targeted population.

Further testing and refinement of this approach on a larger scale will establish whether it constitutes a feasible design for a national survey. Nonresponse Bias Nonresponse bias occurs when participation in a survey is selective with respect to a characteristic whose distribution is to be estimated from the survey responses. A high response rate tends to minimize the effects of About this PDF file: This new digital representation of the original work has been recomposed from XML files created from the original paper book, not from the original typesetting files.

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