100 Questions & Answers About HIV and AIDS

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Jones & Bartlett Publishers, Mar 20, 2012 - Medical - 220 pages
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EMPOWER YOURSELF! Whether you're a newly diagnosed patient, survivor, or loved one of someone suffering from HIV or AIDS, 100 Questions & Answers About HIV & AIDS offers essential and practical guidance. Providing both doctor and patient perspectives, this consise and authoritative resource answers to the most commonly asked questions about Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) or Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) including diagnosis, treatment, post-treatment quality of life, alternative medicine, targeted therapy, and coping strategies. Written by Joel Gallant, Professor of Medicine & Epidemiology and Associate Director of the Johns Hopkins AIDS Service, this patient education title is an invaluable resource for anyone coping with the physical and emotional turmoil of this disease.
 

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Contents

Now That You Know
1
The Basics
11
Diagnosis
23
Medical Care
27
Getting Started
35
Starting Treatment
43
Staying on Therapy
61
Side Effects and Toxicity
71
Womens Issues Pregnancy and Children
115
Coinfection
123
Mental Health and Substance Abuse
129
Relationships Sexuality and Prevention
135
Living with HIV Infection
143
Questions For Those Who Still Have Questions
153
Appendix
159
Glossary
163

Opportunistic Infections and Other Complications
87
Symptoms
103

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