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date: 31 October 2020

HIV/AIDS: Practice Interventionslocked

  • Kosta N. Kalogerogiannis, Kosta N. KalogerogiannisMount Sinai School of Medicine, New York
  • Richard Hibbert, Richard HibbertMount Sinai School of Medicine, New York
  • Lydia M. Franco, Lydia M. FrancoMount Sinai School of Medicine, New York
  • Taiwanna MessamTaiwanna MessamMount Sinai School of Medicine, New York
  •  and Mary M. McKayMary M. McKayMount Sinai School of Medicine, New York

Summary

For over 20 years, social workers have been involved in service delivery for HIV and AIDS infected and affected individuals. It is estimated that more than 1 million people are living with HIV or AIDS in the United States. The rates of HIV infections continue to rise, with more than 40,000 individuals being diagnosed each year in the United States. This entry explores the current trends in HIV primary prevention, secondary prevention, and counseling and psychotherapy services for people living with or affected by HIV/AIDS.

Subjects

  • Addictions and Substance Misuse
  • Couple and Family Social Work
  • Direct Practice and Clinical Social Work
  • Gender and Sexuality
  • Health, Illness, and Medicine

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