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Black Women"s Risk for HIV Rough Living by Quinn M. Gentry

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Published by The Haworth Press Inc .
Written in English


  • AIDS & HIV,
  • Health Care Delivery,
  • Gay & Lesbian / Nonfiction,
  • Political Science / Social Policy,
  • Medical / Nursing

Book details:

The Physical Object
Number of Pages268
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL11143270M
ISBN 100789031698
ISBN 109780789031693

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Black Women’s Risk for HIV: Rough Living is a valuable look into the structural and behavioral factors in high-risk environments—specifically inner-city neighborhoods like the “Rough” in Atlanta—that place black women in danger of HIV infection. Using black feminism to deconstruct the meaning and significance of race, class, and Cited by: 6. COVID Resources. Reliable information about the coronavirus (COVID) is available from the World Health Organization (current situation, international travel).Numerous and frequently-updated resource results are available from this ’s WebJunction has pulled together information and resources to assist library staff as they consider how to handle coronavirus. Get the facts on risk factors and early treatment. By Shirley L. Smith. Despite a significant decrease in the number of black women in the United States getting HIV (the virus that causes AIDS) between and , heterosexual black women are still disproportionately affected by the AIDS epidemic — they represent the majority of new HIV infections among women, and are the second highest. Blacks currently account for about half (49%) of the people who get HIV and AIDS, although they comprise 14% of the US population. Because women are at a particularly high risk of contracting this disease, it’s extremely important for them to have sex health conversations with their partners as uncomfortable as the topic may be.

  HIV transmission is actually rare among women with female partners. If your partner has HIV, there is, however, the risk of getting it through cuts, mouth sores, bleeding gums, and oral sex. HIV can also be spread through menstrual blood and via shared sex toys. Domestic Violence And Abuse Increase The Risk Of HIV. HIV is a major public health concern that disproportionately affects older Black women, and Black women between the ages of 50–64 comprised approximately 40% of the newly diagnosed cases in with heterosexual contact being the most common route of transmission (87%) ().Nevertheless, there is a paucity of research focused on HIV sexual risk and protective behaviors that targets this. Black Women's Risk for HIV: Rough Living is a valuable look into the structural and behavioral factors in high-risk environments-specifically inner-city neighborhoods like the "Rough" in Atlanta-that place black women in danger of HIV infection. The poverty rate among African Americans is high. The socioeconomic issues associated with poverty—including limited access to high-quality health care, housing, and HIV prevention education—directly and indirectly increase the risk for HIV infection and affect the health of people living with and at risk for factors may explain why African Americans have worse outcomes on .

  The annual amount of black women diagnosed with HIV ( per ,) is roughly 16 times more than that of white women. RELATED: Notable people with HIV/AIDS 3 PHOTOS. Many black people may be HIV-positive and not know it, so they continue to spread the virus while also getting sicker. In , only 59% of African-Americans living with HIV were taking medicine.   Several factors can increase the risk of HIV in women. For example, during vaginal or anal sex, a woman has a greater risk for getting HIV because, in general, receptive sex is riskier than insertive sex. Women with HIV take HIV medicines during pregnancy and childbirth to prevent mother-to-child transmission of HIV and to protect their own health.   Laurel Sprague, Executive Director, Global Network of People Living with HIV, says of the book, "Sistah’s Speak is a heartful and welcoming collection of stories from women living with HIV. Many authors are long-time community activists and women warriors, known and beloved in their communities and in the broader networks of women living with Author: Savas Abadsidis.