Women now account for one third of the ten million people with HIV infection worldwide. Yet until very recently most services were geared towards men, and doctors and other professionals were often unprepared for the particular issues that women would raise. Working with Women and AIDS provides a unique and readable combination of up-to-date medical information, a discussion of social issues, personal accounts and practical advice about ways of working with women affected by HIV and AIDS. Written by people working in the field, the book explores issues such as contraception, pregnancy and prostitution, which are of central concern to those involved in the care of the increasing number of women affected by HIV infection and AIDS.
`An important contribution in the area,it can be recommended for all people who wish to work with women and AIDS, or are involved in the planning, support, of funding of those who do.' - Drug & Alchol Review Vol 12 No 3
`... useful and readable paperback ...' - The Samaritan
`Anyone working in HIV-prevention or working with women who are already HIV-postive or who have AIDS will find this book valuable.' - Community Care
`This is an interesting, informative and in many ways pioneering book. It brings together issues of central concern to women with HIV/AIDS ... the book will be of interest to all health-care professionals and social workers.' - Nursing Times
`...highly recommended for (its) eloquent insight and recomendations for service provision ... leave(s) the reader with a sense of optimism and pride.'
`...well-written and user friendly. Kate Thomson and Ruth Gilfillan's contributions to the book are invaluable and courageous. Their experiences teach us a lot as professionals and human beings. This is a thought-provoking book for anyone working with women who are HIV positive or have AIDS.' - Care Weekly