Women and HIV Prevention in Canada is a comprehensive collection of original readings that examine the impact of HIV/AIDS on women in Canada. It takes as its point of departure the lessons from the past two decades of HIV prevention efforts with an eye to advancing research, policy, and programmatic responses in a collaborative, multidisciplinary manner. The book includes contributions from academics, researchersof topics, including the epidemiology of women and HIV/AIDS in Canada, enhanced surveillance specific to women, pregnancy and fertility issues, housing as a determinant of health, HIV prevention and prisons, new HIV prevention technologies, race, transgender issues, and other pressing primary and secondary HIV prevention issues for women. Each chapter concludes with problem-based learning scenarios and discussion questions, making the book a valuable resource for students, as well as practitioners and researchers in epidemiology in community health, sociology of health, nursing, health promotion, health service administration, social work, and health policy.
Jacqueline Gahagan is Professor of Health Promotion in the School of Health and Human Performance at Dalhousie University.
"This timely collection brings together the voices of those most concerned with the impact of HIV on women in Canada. It does an excellent job of using an equity lens to help us challenge what we think we already know about gender, health, and the possibilities of intervention."— “Sara Flicker, York University