Living Well with HIV and AIDS / Edition 3

Paperback (Print)
Buy Used
Buy Used from
(Save 40%)
Item is in good condition but packaging may have signs of shelf wear/aging or torn packaging.
Condition: Used – Good details
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $1.99
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 89%)
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (33) from $1.99   
  • New (9) from $10.82   
  • Used (24) from $1.99   


Based on the current care guidelines from the CDC and elsewhere, this book addresses the current emphasis on managing the side effects of HIV/AIDS such as lypodystrophy, redistribution of body fat, cardiac risks, and vulnerability to other ailments. Combining the latest medical advice with the ideas of hundreds of people living with HIV/AIDS, the book is particularly helpful for friends, family members, and others who make up the support network for anyone struggling with HIV/AIDS.

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"A cross between a self-help motivational discourse and an easy-to-follow health manual, this book offers invaluable advice."  —Publishers Weekly

"The focus is not on what is wrong, but on how to keep things as right as possible."  —Library Journal

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
A cross between a self-help motivational discourse and an easy-to-follow health manual, this book offers invaluable advice to those entering the territory of AIDS. While the approach here is by no means a comprehensive look at the problems of living with HIV, the authors (a doctor at UC/San Diego and three health professionals affiliated with Stanford University Patient Education Research Center) provide practical suggestions to make living with the illness more bearable. The prose is straightforward, sometimes to the point of dullness, but the overall businesslike approach serves to simplify the translation of complicated medical information into easy-to-follow, step-by-step charts. The simple language diminishes confusion and does much to relieve the sense of helplessness that the disease often precipitates. The authors offer advice on everything from stress and pain management to coughs and doctors. Most useful are Part 2, "Managing Symptoms," with charts on when to seek medical help, and Part 4, "Managing Health Care," with suggestions for communicating clearly with doctors and pharmacists. Suggested reading lists and legal information about such matters as durable power of attorney for health care are a vital part of this HIV/AIDS program in which readers are urged to become active managers of their own health care. (Sept.)
Library Journal
Like Mark de Solla's Living Positively in a World with HIV/AIDS (LJ 4/15/95) and John Bartlett and Ann Finkbeiner's The Guide to Living with HIV Infection (LJ 11/15/93), this is an extremely useful guide that allows the user to maintain control over his or her life for as long as possible. The focus is not on what is wrong but on how to keep things as right as possible. Gifford (Univ. of California, San Diego Sch. of Medicine) and his coauthors cover the medical life span from HIV infection to clinical AIDs and deatha long road for most people, averaging of over ten years. Coverage includes detecting and managing symptoms, exercising, healthy eating, communicating, managing healthcare, medications, and planning for the future. Some parts are very detailed, while others may appear simplistic (the section on how to relax or how to make your bed, for example), but for people with any physical restriction, these are real issues needing real solutions. Recommended for public libraries and public health resource centers.Lee Arnold, Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780923521868
  • Publisher: Bull Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 11/9/2005
  • Edition description: Third edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 327
  • Sales rank: 868,280
  • Product dimensions: 9.12 (w) x 10.30 (h) x 0.69 (d)

Meet the Author

Allen L. Gifford, MD, is an assistant professor of medicine at the University of California–San Diego and at the San Diego Veteran's Affairs Medical Center. He was an AIDS physician at the University of California–San Francisco from 1992 to 1995. Kate Lorig, RN, Dr.PH, is on the faculty of Stanford University School of Medicine and is a director of the Stanford University School of Medicine's Patient Education Research Center. Diana Laurent, MPH, is a health educator and study coordinator at Stanford University School of Medicine's Patient Education Research Center. Virginia Gonzalez, MPH, is a health educator and study coordinator at Stanford University School of Medicine's Patient Education Research Center.

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star


4 Star


3 Star


2 Star


1 Star


Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation


  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)