Author(s): Jacobs RJ, Kane MN
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Abstract In 2008, there were more than a million persons with HIV/AIDS in the United States. The CDC (2007) estimates that 15\% of persons with HIV/AIDS are over age 50. At greater risk are women of color. Most intervention efforts have focused on intrapersonal aspects of an individual and his or her sexual-risk behaviors, with little or no attention directed toward interpersonal and socioenvironmental considerations of risk and prevention. This paper considers the limitations of current national policies relating to HIV prevention in minority populations, especially among midlife and older women of color. In particular, this paper examines risk and prevention policies in light of ecological perspectives, social capital, and dialogical theories.
This article was published in J Women Aging
and referenced in Journal of Womens Health Care