Aging with HIV: Psychological, Social, and Health Issues

Aging with HIV: Psychological, Social, and Health Issues

by Janice E. Nichols, Mary Watson, David C. Speer, Betty J. Watson
     
 

"Aging with HIV: Psychological, Social, and Health Issues is a comprehensive look into the struggles that older people with HIV face. The interviews offer an insight into the complicated struggles of a segment of the HIV population that has often been forgotten. Sex and substance use are alive and well in the older population. Providers involved with the care

See more details below

Overview

"Aging with HIV: Psychological, Social, and Health Issues is a comprehensive look into the struggles that older people with HIV face. The interviews offer an insight into the complicated struggles of a segment of the HIV population that has often been forgotten. Sex and substance use are alive and well in the older population. Providers involved with the care of older people need to have in-depth information on the impact of HIV on aging. This book is a real 'eye opener' for clinicians, care managers, and anyone who makes decisions about HIV care."
—Donna Gallagher, Director, New England AIDS Education and Training Center, Boston, U.S.A.

"The interweaving of descriptive findings from the 172 HIV+ subjects and the in-depth data from the 15 people living in Florida, along with a comprehensive application of the professional literature, enhances our understanding of the realities of aging and living with HIV/AIDS. This work is a 'must have' resource for providers and researchers interested in the lives of middle-aged and older people living with HIV/AIDS."
—Kathleen M. Nokes, CUNY, U.S.A.

"In one of the first scientific book length reports of older HIV positive people, the authors sensitively reveal the vulnerability, depression, poverty and isolation of one of the fastest growing portions of the epidemic. Their attention to these often hidden people, often living in minority communities, calls upon all of us to change our thinking about older adults and develop education, service, and support programs to address their needs."
—Nathan L. Linsk, Principal Investigator, Midwest AIDS Training and Education Center, Founding Co-chair, National Association of HIV Over Fifty, University of Illinois at Chicago

Although the percentage of total HIV cases attributed to older adults is increasing, we know little about how the disease affects them. From providing appropriate medical and social services to combating ageism and social discrimination, health and social services workers can significantly increase their effectiveness if they recognize the differences between HIV/AIDS in younger and older people.

This study uses a broad, interview-based survey of people living with HIV over the age of 45 in the West Central Florida area. Encompassing demographics, health, treatment, accessed services and patients' social lives and mental health, its quantitative and qualitative data offers a thorough and useful profile of older adults with HIV.

Read More

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780125180511
Publisher:
Elsevier Science
Publication date:
08/01/2002
Pages:
386
Product dimensions:
1.06(w) x 6.00(h) x 9.00(d)

Table of Contents

HIV/AIDS in Middle-Aged and Older Adults: A Research Response
Findings from the West Central Florida Survey of Middle-Aged and Older Adults with HIV Disease
The Experience of Older Adults Living with HIV
Overview of the Biomedical Aspects of HIV and Its Impact on Older Adults
HIV-Related Stressors, Coping, and Social Support
Mental Health and HIV
Providing Services to Older Adults with HIV Disease
People of Color: HIV Prevention and Treatment Issues
Effects of HIV Disease on Women
Older Adult Sexuality and HIV
End of Life Issues
HIV Prevention and Outreach
In Conclusion
Appendices

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >