Psychiatric Aspects of HIV/AIDS
Francisco Fernandez, Pedro Ruiz
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2006 - Medical - 440 pages
This comprehensive text focuses on psychiatric issues associated with HIV/AIDS and provides clinicians with a basic understanding of epidemiology, virology, transmission, and medical treatments inclusive of occupational exposures. Psychosocial, spiritual, and sociocultural aspects of HIV/AIDS are covered, describing implications of HIV/AIDS across minority groups.
The treatment section allows clinicians to organize an effective psychiatric treatment plan for all mental disorders associated with HIV/AIDS. Issues of adherence, prevention, and public well-being are emphasized throughout. The management of medical problems such as delirium, dementia, and pain management in special HIV/AIDS patients with co-morbid substance abuse as well as end of life care is also included.
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Virology Immunology Transmission and Disease Stage
Medical Treatment and Occupational Exposure
StressDistress Spectrum and Adjustment Disorders
HIVAIDS Among Asian and Pacific Islander Americans
HIVAIDS Among Neonates and Infants
HIVAIDS Among Older Adults
HIVAIDS Among Men Who Have Sex with Men
Ethical Forensic and Legal Considerations
Religious and Spiritual Considerations
Sexually Transmitted Infections