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Structural factors affecting women's HIV risk: A life-course example.

Author: O'-Leary,-Ann; Martins,-Patricia
Author Background: Ctrs for Disease Control and Prevention, National Ctr for HIV, STD, and TB Prevention, Div of HIV/AIDS Prevention: Intervention Research and Support, Atlanta, GA, US
Date 6/2000
Type Journal
Journal Title: AIDS
Volume/Pages Vol 14(Suppl1): S68-S72
Subject Matter Women, AIDS Prevention, Research
Abstract Presents the life history of a young woman, referred to as Bobbie, who participated in an HIV risk-reduction intervention. The events of her life are typical of American women who become infected with HIV. Structural interventions that would have been effective had they been available are presented for each risk stage through which she passed (sexual abuse in childhood, drug addiction, homelessness, sex work, and incarceration). This essay, therefore, describes a series of 'missed opportunities' for preventing Bobbie's risk of HIV infection and illness through structural means. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2000 APA, all rights reserved)