A Woman's Guide to Living with HIV Infection

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JHU Press, May 4, 2012 - Health & Fitness - 344 pages
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Written by three experts with extensive experience helping people with HIV/AIDS, this trusted resource is the complete guide to better physical and emotional health for women living with HIV or AIDS. It covers the full range of health and emotional issues faced by people with HIV while also addressing topics of special interest to women, including gynecologic disorders, reproductive choices, contraception, and pregnancy.

The world of HIV/AIDS diagnosis and therapy is changing dramatically. At-home testing is now available, people exposed to the virus may be able to get immediate treatment, and the number of dominant classes of HIV treatment has increased from four to six. This new edition of A Woman’s Guide to Living with HIV Infection includes the latest information on diagnosis and treatments as well as recent findings about pregnancy and HIV, starting treatments when you have HIV-related complications, liver health and hepatitis, and sexual health.

 

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Every year thousands of American women are diagnosed with HIV. Currently, a quarter of the 850,000 to 950,000 Americans with HIV or AIDS are women. Internist Clark, obstetrician/gynecologist Robert ... Read full review

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Contents

Introduction Women and the HIVAIDS Epidemic
2 Finding a Primary Care Provider and Preparing for Your Visit
3 HIV the Immune System and Monitoring Tests
PART TWO Meeting the Challenge of HIV Infection
5 Hepatitis and the Liver
6 Treatments for
PART THREE Sexual and Gynecologic Health
8 Gynecologic Infections and Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Special Considerations
14 Alcohol Dependence Drug Addiction and Treatment
15 Intimate Partner Violence and Abuse
16 Managing Your Feelings
17 Chronic Pain Palliative Care and Hospice
18 Planning for the Future
19 Research Studies and Clinical Trials
Sample Tracking Sheet for Medications Tests

9 Human Papillomavirus Infections Genital Warts and Abnormal
PART FOUR Reproduction
11 Pregnancy
12 Menstrual Periods
Key References
Index
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Rebecca A. Clark, M.D., Ph.D., is the lead physician in the HIV Outpatient Program at the Louisiana State University Health Science Center. Robert T. Maupin, Jr., M.D., FACOG, is professor of clinical obstetrics and gynecology in the Maternal/Fetal Medicine section of the Louisiana State University Health Science Center. Jill Hayes, Ph.D., is adjunct associate professor of clinical psychiatry at Louisiana State University Health Science Center and is in private practice in New Orleans and Scottsdale, Arizona.

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