1st Edition

Outreach and Care Approaches to HIV/AIDS Along the US-Mexico Border

ISBN 9780789034670
Published November 16, 2006 by Routledge
190 Pages

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Book Description

Get the latest on culturally sensitive health care practices

The United States-Mexico border region extends over 2,000 miles, and those residing there struggle to come to grips with several health and poverty challenges. Outreach and Care Approaches to HIV/AIDS Along the US-Mexico Border discusses the various complex factors influencing the control of HIV/AIDS along the US-Mexico Border. The book presents in-depth insights into the problems of language differences, lack of resources, poverty, culture, social stigma, fear of rejection from their communities, and other pressing issues dealing with this devastating health challenge. Practical approaches and strategies are detailed, emphasizing culturally sensitive health care practices.

Outreach and Care Approaches to HIV/AIDS Along the US-Mexico Border reveals the latest research and assessment of services currently taking place in various states along this region. Innovative outreach strategies are described, along with accompanying studies detailing the program’s success in targeting a specific issue. The book is extensively referenced and includes numerous tables and figures to clarify ideas and quantify data.

Topics in Outreach and Care Approaches to HIV/AIDS Along the US-Mexico Border include:

  • Health Resources and Services Administration’s efforts of its HIV/AIDS Bureau (HAB)
  • practical expanded HIV counseling and testing
  • a study on personal lifestyles and demographics of 1200 HIV seropositive individuals
  • current research on health access issues
  • the New Mexico Border Health Initiative (NMBHI) use of peer outreach—with programmatic elements, implications for practice, and recommendations for program coordinators
  • the implementation and evaluation of an AIDS Education and Training Center (AETC) physician training program
  • examination of an effective pilot HIV prevention intervention targeting Mexican/Latino migrant day laborers
  • counseling intervention for female sex workers
  • Transcultural Case Management (TCM) intervention program and its results

Outreach and Care Approaches to HIV/AIDS Along the US-Mexico Border shines a crucial spotlight on the neglected problem of HIV and AIDS along border areas. The book is an important addition to the literature for social workers, health care professionals, and anyone involved with providing effective social, educational, and clinical services to all individuals affected by HIV/AIDS.

Table of Contents

  • Introduction (Nathan L. Linsk and Dorie J. Gilbert)
  • Editor’s Introduction (Herman Curiel and Helen Land)
  • Accessing Care for U.S./Mexico Border Populations Living with HIV/AIDS: The Role of HRSA’s HIV/AIDS Bureau and the Special Projects of National Significance (Lois Eldred, Laura Cheever, and Deborah Parham-Hopson)
  • Socio-Demographic Characteristics of HIV/AIDS Individuals Living and Receiving Care Along the U.S.-Mexico Border Through Five SPNS Demonstration Projects (Marguerite S. Keesee, Kimberly A. Shinault, Hélène Carabin, Ahmad Saleem G. Ahmad, Kermyt G. Anderson, Timothy R. Brittingham, Lynda M. Williams, Nancy K. Sonleitner, Adan Cajina, Robyn Schulhof, Herman Curiel, and Morris W. Foster)
  • Exploring Care Access Issues for Mexican-Origin Latinos Living with HIV in the San Diego/Tijuana Border Region (María Luisa Zúñiga, Kurt C. Organista, Rosana Scolari, Alisa M. Olshefsky, Robyn Schulhof, and Madeline Colón)
  • HIV/AIDS Outreach in Southern New Mexico: From Design to Implementation (Michelle Valverde and Jennifer Felderman-Taylor)
  • A Training Program Designed to Increase the Capacity of Community Health Centers Along the United States-Texas-Mexico Border to Treat HIV Infection (Gary I. Sinclair and Yolanda Cantu)
  • An Exploratory Study of HIV Prevention with Mexican/Latino Migrant Day Laborers (Kurt C. Organista, Nicholas J. Alvarado, Amity Balblutin-Burnham, Paula Worby, and Sergio R. Martinez)
  • A Sexual Risk Reduction Intervention for Female Sex Workers in Mexico: Design and Baseline Characteristics (Thomas L. Patterson, Shirley J. Semple, Miguel Fraga, Jesus Bucardo, Adela De la Torre, Juan Salazar-Reyna, Prisci Orozovich, Hugo Salvador Staines Orozco, Hortensia Amaro, Carlos Magis-Rodríguez, and Steffanie A. Strathdee)
  • A Transcultural Case Management Model for HIV/AIDS Care and Prevention (Rebeca L. Ramos and João B. Ferreira-Pinto)
  • Glossary
  • Index
  • Reference Notes Included

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