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100 questions & answers about HIV and AIDS /
Joel Gallant.
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Sudbury, Mass. : Jones and Bartlett Publishers, c2009.
description
xvii, 209 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
ISBN
0763750425 (pbk.), 9780763750428 (pbk.)
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imprint
Sudbury, Mass. : Jones and Bartlett Publishers, c2009.
isbn
0763750425 (pbk.)
9780763750428 (pbk.)
catalogue key
6651238
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. 166-167) and index.
A Look Inside
About the Author
Author Affiliation
Joel Gallant, MD, MPH Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology, Associate Director, AIDS Service, Division of Infectious Diseases, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD
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Main Description
Empower Yourself! 100 Questions & Answers about AIDS and HIV  provides answers To The most common questions asked by patients with HIV and AIDS, their partners, and their family members. Written by an internationally recognized HIV expert from Johns Hopkins University with commentary by two HIV-positive patients, this is an invaluable resource for people with HIV infection or for those who care about them. it also includes useful information on prevention and testing for HIV-negative readers.
Main Description
Empower Yourself!100 Questions & Answers about AIDS and HIV provides answers to the most common questions asked by AIDS/HIV patients and their families. Written by a John Hopkins physician specializing in HIV, this must-have resource is for all AIDS/HIV patients, their families, and for high-risk individuals intent on avoiding the disease.
Main Description
Empower Yourself! 100 Questions & Answers About HIV and AIDS provides answers to the most common questions asked by patients with HIV and AIDS, their partners, and their family members. Written by an internationally recognized HIV expert from Johns Hopkins University with commentary by two HIV-positive patients, this is an invaluable resource for people with HIV infection, or for those who care about them. It also includes useful information on prevention and testing for HIV-negative readers. Book jacket.
Bowker Data Service Summary
Joel E. Gallant provides answers to the most common questions asked by AIDS/HIV patients and their families. The questions cover treatment options, sources of support, and much more.
Table of Contents
Forewordp. xi
Acknowledgmentsp. xiii
Introductionp. xv
Now That You Knowp. 1
Provide information for people who've just been diagnosed with HIV infection
The Basicsp. 11
Tell you what you need to know about HIV, your immune system, and the disease in order to understand your condition, your health care provider, your treatment options, and how to live with HIV infection
Diagnosis of HIV Infectionp. 23
Are written for people who haven't been diagnosed
Medical Carep. 29
Provide information on finding and paying for medical care
Getting Startedp. 37
Discuss the laboratory tests and vaccinations you need
Starting Treatmentp. 45
Discuss things you need to know before starting treatment
Staying on Therapyp. 61
Discuss issues important to people who are on therapy
Side Effects and Toxicityp. 71
Discuss side effects and toxicities of antiretroviral drugs
Opportunistic Infections and Other Complicationsp. 87
Provide information on the complications of HIV infection
Symptomsp. 103
Discuss common symptoms caused by HIV and its treatment and how to deal with them
Women's Issues, Pregnancy, and Childrenp. 117
Discuss HIV infection in women and children and HIV treatment in pregnant women
Coinfectionp. 127
Discuss other infections that often accompany HIV infection
Mental Health and Substance Abusep. 133
Discuss depression, substance abuse, and other mental health problems
Relationships, Sexuality, and Preventionp. 139
Discuss relationships, safer sex, and sexually transmitted diseases
Living with HIV Infectionp. 147
Discuss important lifestyle considerations for HIV-positive people
Questions For Those Who Still Have Questionsp. 159
Discuss some of the controversial questions that still come up with respect to HIV infection
Additional Resourcesp. 165
Glossaryp. 169
Indexp. 197
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