Includes bibliographical references (pages 227-246) and index.
Introduction -- The policy framework : status-conferring policies -- The policy framework : benefit-conferring policies -- The care of children and the child welfare system -- Confidentiality, testing, and reproductive choice -- Adolescents and HIV and AIDS : population demographics and prevention strategies -- Welfare reform and its effects on women and children with HIV and AIDS.
The author explores such issues as discrimination in employment, housing, health care, and education, and looks at medical testing, confidentiality, reproductive freedom, income assistance, child welfare, and child custody. He also examines the statutes that govern the operations of the public systems these people turn to.
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