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by Pamela Payne Foster

  • ISBN: 1430316705
  • Author: Pamela Payne Foster
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  • Rating: 4.9 of 5
  • Language: English
  • Pages: 308
  • Publisher: Lulu.com; 1st edition (April 30, 2007)
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  • Category: Politics
  • Subcategory: Social Sciences
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Perspectives on HIV/AIDS in the African American Community. This book presents a compilation of essays and speeches by the author on various issues surrounding HIV/AIDS in the African American community.

Perspectives on HIV/AIDS in the African American Community. by Pamela, Payne Foster. The author draws on her extensive community based and advocacy work in preventive medicine/public health and her passion in preventing HIV/AIDS in the African American community, both in urban and rural communities.

Perspectives on HIV/AIDS in th. y Pamela Payne Foster. Additionally, the author presents factual educational material on HIV/AIDS as well as discussion questions to encourage more in-depth thought and discussion on sensitive subject matter.

In Alabama, 70 % of new HIV cases are among African Americans

In Alabama, 70 % of new HIV cases are among African Americans. Because the Black Church plays an important role for many African Americans in the south, we conducted qualitative interviews with 10 African American pastors recruited for an HIV intervention study in rural Alabama.

America's AIDS epidemic is still not under control. The number of Americans with HIV increases each year. The epidemic hits blacks hardest. This is partly because drugs are keeping people alive longer. What is worrying, though, is that the number of new infections each year has remained stable since the late 1990s. Some studies have found that young gay black men are four times more likely to be HIV-positive than young gay white men, and twice as likely as Latinos.

Family motto: He who hesitates is lost, WEB Dubois-the greatest problem of the 21st century is the problem of hte colorline.

The author challenges the reader to consider the question, "Is there a Balm for HIV/AIDS in Black America?" It is hoped that after reading the book, the reader is able to proclaim, "Yes" because I am part of the healing that must take place in the community.

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Half the people in the United States who are diagnosed with HIV are now African American. Through the eyes of those on the front lines of the crisis, journalist Jacob Levenson tells a story of race and public health that spans fifty years and reveals how AIDS has become one of the leading killers of young black men and women. However, I was interested in the AIDS epidemic and why an identifiable community with 12 percent of the US population has over 50% of the infections, and the book completely failed to deliver on that subject.

This book presents a compilation of essays and speeches by the author on various issues surrounding HIV/AIDS in the African American community. The author draws on her extensive community based and advocacy work in preventive medicine/public health and her passion in preventing HIV/AIDS in the African American community, both in urban and rural communities. Additionally, the author presents factual educational material on HIV/AIDS as well as discussion questions to encourage more in-depth thought and discussion on sensitive subject matter. The author challenges the reader to consider the question, "Is there a Balm for HIV/AIDS in Black America?" It is hoped that after reading the book, the reader is able to proclaim, "Yes" because I am part of the healing that must take place in the community.

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