Written by a team of nationally recognized African American social work professionals with extensive and distinguished backgrounds of HIV/AIDS service, the book examines the crisis facing African American communities. The editors strive to convey to academics, researchers, and students the magnitude of the crisis and that individuals and organizations serving African Americans need to be able to respond to the service delivery needs this crisis brings.
The crisis is evident in the fact that by year 2000 fully 50% of all AIDS cases will be among African Americans--who only constitute 12% of the nation's population. This book serves as a wake-up call and is designed to stimulate discussion and planning for new models of service to all African Americans and HIV prevention, education, and treatment.
About the Author:
LARRY M. GANT is Associate Professor, University of Michigan School of Social Work. He is extensively involved in the development and transfer of community based psychosocial intervention in HIV/AIDS care.
PATRICIA A. STEWART is a social worker who manages an independent psychotherapy and consulting practice in Philadelphia, PA. She has extensive experience as a clinician and administrator in the areas of child welfare and medical social work and has interest and expertise in HIV/AIDS care in African American communities.
VINCENT J. LYNCH directs the National Research and Training Center on Social Work and HIV/AIDS at Boston College Graduate School of Social Work. He has served as co-editor of The Changing Face of AIDS: Implications for Social Work Practice (Auburn House, 1993) and Caring for the HIV/AIDS Caregiver (Auburn House, 1996).