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

1st Edition

Herman Curiel, Helen Land

Routledge
Published November 16, 2006
Reference - 190 Pages
ISBN 9780789034670 - CAT# HW14973

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Summary

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.

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