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AIDS and Women’s Reproductive Health

  • Lincoln C. Chen
  • Jaime Sepulveda Amor
  • Sheldon J. Segal
  • Judith Masslo Anderson

Part of the Reproductive Biology book series (RBIO)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Introduction

    1. Lincoln C. Chen, Jaime Supulveda Amor, Sheldon J. Segal
      Pages 1-9
  3. Epidemiology and Policy

  4. Risk Factor in Transmission

  5. Risk Factor in Transmission

    1. Phyllis J. Kanki, Mbowa Kalengayi, Souleymane M. Boup
      Pages 127-136
    2. Sally Jody Heymann
      Pages 137-149
  6. Interventions

    1. Barbara O. de Zalduondo, Mauricio Hernandez Avila, Patricia Uribe Zuñiga
      Pages 165-178
    2. Mauricio Hernandez Avila, Patricia Uribe Zuniga, Barbara O. de Zalduondo
      Pages 179-194
    3. Lincoln C. Chen, Jaime Sepulveda Amor, Sheldon J. Segal
      Pages 195-202
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 203-208

About this book

Introduction

Over the past decade, the AIDS pandemic has propagated so widely and exerted such a dev­ astating impact that one may properly ask the question, Why not concentrate all AIDS efforts on disease control alone? Why link AIDS with women's reproductive health? What is the scientific basis for this linkage? And how might AID~ control and women's health objectives be promot­ ed simultaneously? These questions constitute the principal themes addressed in this monograph. The 15 chapters in this volume are intended to provide state-of-the-art reviews of key interac­ tions between AIDS and women's reproductive health for an audience of scientists and policy makers in the AIDS and population fields. Impetus for this monograph comes in pan from what we perceive to be an inadequate global response, thus far, to AIDS and women's health ;>roblems. A common platform has failed to emerge among the disparate professional communities working in the areas of AIDS, STDs, and family planning. As a result, endeavors in these fields have been isolated, and opportunities for joint action have been missed. An enormous and, as yet, unharnessed potential exists for power­ ful interdisciplinary collaborations that could strengthen policies and programs against these pressing health problems of humankind.

Keywords

AIDS AIDS prevention HIV HIV infection infection prevention

Editors and affiliations

  • Lincoln C. Chen
    • 1
  • Jaime Sepulveda Amor
    • 2
  • Sheldon J. Segal
    • 3
  • Judith Masslo Anderson
  1. 1.Harvard School of Public HealthBostonUSA
  2. 2.Ministry of Public HealthGovernment of MexicoMexico CityMexico
  3. 3.The Population CouncilNew YorkUSA

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