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ERIC Number: ED325745
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
Pages: 48
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Kain, Craig D.; And Others
This document consists of the first section of a book written to educate and inform those in the helping professions on how to deal with Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS). The two chapters in this first section present an overview of the AIDS crisis and provide a foundation for the rest of the book. "Emerging Trends: AIDS Today and in the Future" (Craig D. Kain) surveys the sociological and psychological development of the AIDS crisis in the 1980s and sets the stage for future developments of the crisis in the 1990s. It reviews the significant medical, political, social, educational, and psychological events of the AIDS crisis, relying on the concept of emergent trends to tie together the events of the first 10 years of the epidemic. In exploring future trends, 10 areas of importance to counselors are identified. "A Research Update for Counselors" (Joseph R. Guydish and Maria Ekstrand) provides an in-depth review of psychosocial research on human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) spectrum disease. The chapter is clinically focused and surveys literature on HIV epidemiology, persons at risk for AIDS, asymptomatic seropositive persons, and people diagnosed with AIDS or AIDS-Related Complex. The central theme of the chapter is prevention, described as the greatest hope counselors have for slowing the continual spread of AIDS. Both chapters describe AIDS work in its broadest scope and emphasize the major thrust of the guide--that counselors must become involved. (NB)
Publication Type: Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Counselors; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Chapters 1-2 of "No Longer Immune: A Counselor's Guide to AIDS" (see CG 022 897).