A Woman's Guide to Living with HIV Infection [NOOK Book]

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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 ...

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A Woman's Guide to Living with HIV Infection

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Overview

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

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.
Medical Library Association
A clearly written, comforting guide for women newly diagnosed with HIV... The authors address a comprehensive range of health, therapeutic, emotional and financial issues facing those with HIV, with chapters focusing on specific concerns to women, including gynecologic disorders, menstruation, pregnancy and domestic violence.

— Cara Helfner

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.

— John Langone

AIDS Book Review Journal
This is by far one of the best guides published for women.
Journal of Midwifery and Women's Health
Comprehensive and up to date... A real strength... is its attention to the nonmedical concerns that can be so easily overlooked.

— Jan M. Driebs

Consumer Connections
A clearly written, comforting guide for women newly diagnosed with HIV... Highly recommended for consumer health collections.

— Cara Helfner

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

— Rebecca Wigod

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781421405926
  • Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
  • Publication date: 5/4/2012
  • Series: A Johns Hopkins Press Health Book
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: second edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 344
  • Sales rank: 904,226
  • File size: 6 MB

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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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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