Social determinants of HIV/AIDS and sexually transmitted diseases among black women: implications for health equity.

@article{Sharpe2012SocialDO,
  title={Social determinants of HIV/AIDS and sexually transmitted diseases among black women: implications for health equity.},
  author={Tanya Telfair Sharpe and Caroline Vo{\^u}te and Michelle A Rose and Janet Cleveland and Hazel D. Dean and Kevin Andrew Fenton},
  journal={Journal of women's health},
  year={2012},
  volume={21 3},
  pages={
          249-54
        }
}
Recent epidemiologic reports show that black women are at risk for HIV infection and other sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). In this report, we go beyond race and consider a number of social and economic trends that have changed the way many black women experience life. We discuss poverty, loss of status and support linked to declining marriage participation, and female-headed single-parent household structure-all of which influence sexual risks. We also discuss the Centers for Disease… CONTINUE READING
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