A Woman's Guide to Living with HIV Infection: A Comprehensive Guide Emphasizing the Unique Concerns of Women

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A Woman's Guide to Living with HIV Infection is a medically informative and deeply compassionate resource for women with HIV and their families and friends. Written by three experts with extensive experience helping people with HIV/AIDS, the book addresses the entire range of health and emotional issues faced by people with HIV and covers important topics of special interest to women. The practical advice in this book can help the thousands of women diagnosed with HIV every year...
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Overview

A Woman's Guide to Living with HIV Infection is a medically informative and deeply compassionate resource for women with HIV and their families and friends. Written by three experts with extensive experience helping people with HIV/AIDS, the book addresses the entire range of health and emotional issues faced by people with HIV and covers important topics of special interest to women. The practical advice in this book can help the thousands of women diagnosed with HIV every year to lead fuller and healthier lives.
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Editorial Reviews

New York Times

Covering the medical, emotional, and social issues facing women with HIV infection, the authors' approach is easy to follow: a series of questions at the beginning of each chapter, with key points at the end.

Vancouver Sun

Clear, comprehensive, recent information for women with the human immunodeficiency virus.

AIDS Book Review Journal

This is by far one of the best guides published for women.

Journal of Midwifery and Women's Health

A real strength... is its attention to the nonmedical concerns that can be so easily overlooked.

Library Journal
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 Maupin, and psychologist Jill Hayes Hammer merge their expert perspectives on living with HIV to produce a comprehensive, practical, yet consultable and reassuring guide. They address a multitude of topics in great detail that relate specifically to women with HIV/AIDS: adjusting to life with HIV; treating symptoms, complications, and the virus itself; sexual, contraceptive, and reproductive issues; and a variety of important related subjects. Appendix 1 is a sample tracking sheet for medications, tests, and vaccinations, and Appendix 2 lists resources for people with HIV. An excellent glossary is also provided. Although other books (e.g., Patricia A. Lather's Troubling the Angels; Dorie J. Gilbert and Ednita M. Wright's African American Women and HIV/AIDS: Critical Responses) address the issue of women and HIV/AIDS, most offer a sociopolitical perspective and are rather old. This is the most complete and up-to-date consumer guide available. Strongly recommended for all consumer health and most health sciences libraries.-Linda M.G. Katz, Drexel Univ. Health Sciences Libs., Philadelphia Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
New York Times
Covering the medical, emotional, and social issues facing women with HIV infection, the authors' approach is easy to follow: a series of questions at the beginning of each chapter, with key points at the end.
AIDS Book Review Journal
This is by far one of the best guides published for women.
Journal of Midwifery and Women's Health
A real strength... is its attention to the nonmedical concerns that can be so easily overlooked.
Vancouver Sun
Clear, comprehensive, recent information for women with the human immunodeficiency virus.
Reference and Research Book News
A wealth of information is included in a holistic, patient oriented format with helpful key questions prefacing each chapter and many supplemental, easy to understand tables and charts.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781421405483
  • Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
  • Publication date: 5/2/2012
  • Series: A Johns Hopkins Press Health Book
  • Edition description: second edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 344
  • Sales rank: 1,132,082
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

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.

Johns Hopkins University Press

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Table of Contents

Introduction: Women and the HIV/AIDS Epidemic 1
Pt. 1 Adjusting to Life with HIV Infection 7
1 Testing for HIV 9
2 Finding a Primary Care Provider and Preparing for Your Visit 21
3 HIV, the Immune System, and Monitoring Tests 28
Pt. 2 Meeting the Challenge of HIV Infection 39
4 Recognizing Symptoms and Preventing Complications 41
5 Hepatitis and the Liver 60
6 Treatments for HIV 72
Pt. 3 Sexual and Gynecologic Health 101
7 Protecting Yourself and Others 103
8 Gynecologic Infections and Sexually Transmitted Diseases 112
9 Human Papillomavirus Infections, Genital Warts, and Abnormal Pap Smears 123
Pt. 4 Reproduction 131
10 Considering Pregnancy and Birth Control 133
11 Pregnancy 150
12 Menstrual Periods 163
Pt. 5 Taking Care of Yourself: Special Considerations 175
13 Breast Health, Bone Health, and Heart Health 177
14 Alcohol Dependence, Drug Addiction, and Treatment 187
15 Intimate Partner Violence and Abuse 199
16 Managing Your Feelings 216
17 Chronic Pain, Palliative Care, and Hospice 226
18 Planning for the Future 241
19 Research Studies and Clinical Trials 248
App. 1 Sample Tracking Sheet for Medications, Tests, and Vaccinations 261
App. 2 Resources for People with HIV 262
Glossary 265
Key References 293
Index 303
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