AIDS and Women’s Reproductive Health by Lincoln C. Chen, Jaime Sepulveda Amor, Sheldon J. Segal

By Lincoln C. Chen, Jaime Sepulveda Amor, Sheldon J. Segal

Over the earlier decade, the AIDS pandemic has propagated so generally and exerted this type of dev­ astating effect that one could adequately ask the query, Why no longer focus all AIDS efforts on illness keep an eye on on my own? Why hyperlink AIDS with women's reproductive wellbeing and fitness? what's the medical foundation for this linkage? and the way may relief~ keep watch over and women's health and wellbeing targets be promot­ ed at the same time? those questions represent the critical subject matters addressed during this monograph. The 15 chapters during this quantity are meant to supply state of the art studies of key interac­ tions among AIDS and women's reproductive overall healthiness for an viewers of scientists and coverage makers within the AIDS and inhabitants fields. Impetus for this monograph is available in pan from what we understand to be an insufficient worldwide reaction, up to now, to AIDS and women's well-being ;>roblems. a typical platform has didn't emerge one of the disparate expert groups operating within the parts of AIDS, STDs, and kinfolk making plans. therefore, endeavors in those fields were remoted, and possibilities for joint motion were overlooked. a tremendous and, as but, unharnessed capability exists for strength­ ful interdisciplinary collaborations that may improve rules and courses opposed to those urgent illnesses of humankind.

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S. Immigration and Naturalization Service still requires that prospective immigrants be tested. Visitors may be tested or may simply be excluded if evidence of my infection is found (14). Although there is no sound public health justification for restricting travel and immigration on the basis of HIY status, three-quarters of Americans polled on this question favored barring foreign visitors with AIDS from the United States (13). As the public becomes better educated about the disease, lawmakers will perhaps take more positive steps to recognize that AIDS can only be contained by a coordinated, international public health effort.

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