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The Family and HIV Today By Dr Robert Bor

The Family and HIV Today
by Dr Robert Bor

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AIDS has profound implications for social and family relationships, in addition to being a major health issue. This is a completely revised, updated edition of a text which addresses the issue of how AIDS and HIV affect the family. It draws material from international research and practice.
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The Family and HIV Today: Recent Research and Practice by Dr Robert Bor

AIDS is not solely a medical issue but also has profound implications for social and family relationships. Traditionally when a person is ill, the family is seen to provide emotional, practical and social support. Experience has shown, however, that AIDS disrupts this conventional pattern of support. On the one hand AIDS, like any other serious illness, affects family members both from day to day and in the long term. What distinguishes AIDS from so many other illnesses is the associated social stigma and the fact that HIV may be transmissible, or may have been transmitted, within a relationship. Most psychological and social research has concentrated on the impact of AIDS on individuals. Only recently has attention turned to the effect of AIDS on the family. This is the first book to address AIDS in the family and draws on the work of experienced researchers and practitioners from around the world. It is most fitting that the book should first be published in 1994, the United Nations International Year of the Family. Recognizing the role of the family may mark a change in emphasis in future social research and policy in relation to HIV and AIDS.

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Disclosure; social support; partners; parents and teaching.

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The Family and HIV Today: Recent Research and Practice by Dr Robert Bor
Dr Robert Bor
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