A Woman's Guide to Living with HIV Infection

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JHU Press, May 2, 2012 - Health & Fitness - 321 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

Contents

Introduction Women and the HIVAIDS Epidemic
1
Adjusting to Life with HIV Infection
7
Meeting the Challenge of HIV Infection
39
Sexual and Gynecologic Health
99
Reproduction
129
Taking Care of Yourself Special Considerations
171
Appendix 1 Sample Tracking Sheet for Medications Tests and Vaccinations
269
Appendix 2 Resources for People with HIV
270
Glossary
273
Key References
301
Index
311
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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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