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

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

by Rebecca A. Clark, Robert T. Maupin Jr., Jill Hayes
     
 

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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

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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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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.

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.

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.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781421405490
Publisher:
Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication date:
05/02/2012
Series:
A Johns Hopkins Press Health Book Series
Edition description:
second edition
Pages:
344
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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.

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