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Handbook of Social Work in Health and Aging$
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Barbara Berkman and Sarah D'Ambruoso

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780195173727

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195173727.001.0001

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Services for HIV-Infected or HIV-Affected Older Adults

Services for HIV-Infected or HIV-Affected Older Adults

(p.577) 51 Services for HIV-Infected or HIV-Affected Older Adults
Handbook of Social Work in Health and Aging

Charles Emlet

Cynthia Poindexter

Oxford University Press

This chapter provides human service practitioners with information related to service delivery systems and their legislative underpinnings, so that they can be more prepared to provide case management and referrals to older adults affected by HIV and AIDS. It outlines commonly available services as well as the roles that social work can play in these organizations. It discusses the ways in which such services can enhance quality of life and be culturally relevant.

Keywords:   social work practice, social services, aging, elderly, HIV-infected older adults, AIDS

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