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The Impact of the AIDS Epidemic on Older Persons

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Knodel, John E., and Mark VanLandingham. 2002. "The Impact of the AIDS Epidemic on Older Persons." AIDS, 16(suppl 4): S77-S83. (Year in Review Supplement)

This article reviews findings from research in developing countries on how the multiple pathways through which the AIDS epidemic affects older persons, especially in their role as parents of adults who die of the disease. It also addresses why older-aged parents of those who are ill or who have died of AIDS has been largely overlooked in discussions of the epidemic and comments on the potential of these parents to contribute to HIV prevention and the improvement of the quality of care that persons with HIV/AIDS receive.

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