HIV, Health and Your Community: A Guide for Action

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This book is a comprehensive, easy-to-understand guide for health workers throughout the world, notably in areas with few medical resources. It could be equally useful in a rural village in southern Africa, a major city in Thailand, or a Peace Corps worker's backpack. Designed as a manual for people confronting the HIV epidemic in their communities, it has been written to be easily accessible to those without medical or technical knowledge and without prior training in the prevention of HIV and the care of those ...
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Overview

This book is a comprehensive, easy-to-understand guide for health workers throughout the world, notably in areas with few medical resources. It could be equally useful in a rural village in southern Africa, a major city in Thailand, or a Peace Corps worker's backpack. Designed as a manual for people confronting the HIV epidemic in their communities, it has been written to be easily accessible to those without medical or technical knowledge and without prior training in the prevention of HIV and the care of those with AIDS.. "Topics range from the biology of the virus to designing prevention programs, from the epidemiology of the disease to writing grant proposals. The authors discuss explicitly the risk factors for infection and suggest helpful methods for explaining them and assisting people to change their behavior. They avoid extensive discussions of medical treatments not available to the vast majority of the people in the world who have HIV, focusing instead on public health interventions that are possible in less industrialized settings. However, an appendix aimed at readers with medical training discusses common HIV-related illnesses and their treatment.
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An easy-to-understand guide for health workers throughout the world, especially in areas with few resources, designed as a manual for people confronting the HIV epidemic in their communities. Topics range from the biology of the virus to designing prevention programs, from epidemiology to writing grant proposals. Focus is on public health interventions possible in less industrialized settings. Includes wonderfully simple b&w illustrations explaining transmission and prevention. Written to be accessible to those without medical or technical knowledge and without prior training in the prevention of HIV and care of those with AIDS. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780804733519
  • Publisher: Stanford University Press
  • Publication date: 1/28/1999
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 245
  • Product dimensions: 7.07 (w) x 9.98 (h) x 0.52 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction 1
1 What is HIV? HIV biology 5
2 What are the symptoms of HIV infection? 13
3 Who has HIV? The epidemiology of HIV 19
4 Where are people with HIV? A global picture 30
5 How can people avoid HIV? Counseling about sexual behavior 38
6 Can I get HIV from going to the clinic? The spread of HIV by ways other than sex 56
7 How does the test work? Understanding the HIV test 73
8 Should I take the HIV test? Counseling people about HIV testing 85
9 How can I counsel someone who is different from me? Social and cultural factors that affect the spread of HIV 97
10 How can I help? Supporting a person with HIV 112
11 How can I be a better teacher? Training HIV health workers 125
12 How can we start our own HIV project? Designing HIV prevention programs 138
13 How can we get help to start a project? Funding strategies 162
App Treating advanced HIV disease 183
Glossary 229
Resources 237
Index 239
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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 11, 2000

    A must see for people interested in HIV

    We attempted to write a book that would be useful for a variety of readers ranging from individuals interested in learning more about HIV/AIDS to people living overseas whose family, friends and communities are threatened by HIV and AIDS. It is liberally illustrated and the language is straightforward. All of the authors' proceeds will be donated to community-based AIDS organizations. We are very interested in your feedback for the second edition. Thanks for checking out our book and for helping to get it into the hands of people who can really use it to confront the HIV epidemic.

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