Psychosocial and Public Health Impacts of New HIV Therapies / Edition 1

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Overview

This volume addresses the issues surrounding combination drug therapies and the treatment of HIV/AIDS. Each chapter, written by a leading researcher, provides the latest information on the pharmacology, clinical use - including adherence to treatment guidelines - prevention implications, mental health ramifications, and ethical and policy issues. By highlighting context as well as content, and focusing on general principles in addition to specific details, this necessary text remains relevant and valuable for future treatment advances.

The book contains black-and-white illustrations.

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Reviewer: Bernard J. Turnock, MD, MPH (University of Illinois at Chicago)
Description: This book is an examination of the psychological and public health implications of the more effective HIV therapies that have emerged in the mid- and late-1990s. This volume is part of an extensive, nine title series on AIDS prevention and mental health.
Purpose: Many social, psychological, and behavioral issues have accompanied recent therapeutic advances that have changed AIDS from a condition associated with certain death to a chronic disease. The editors of this book set out to examine those implications and to present relevant research findings. They use multiple contributors, virtually all of whom are accomplished researchers in these fields.
Audience: Researchers will find these topics to be timely and interesting, as will health and non-health personnel working in HIV prevention and control programs. Public health students and students in other graduate level programs in the behavioral sciences are another likely audience.
Features: Major topics addressed in the book include the genesis and pharmacokinetics of new treatment modalities for HIV, treatment adherence, economic considerations, ethical issues, mental health implications, and practical prevention issues. Especially well covered are the economic, ethical, and prevention chapters. With multiple contributors, there is some unevenness across chapters.
Assessment: This is a very solid contribution to the literature. A variety of non-clinical impacts of more effective HIV treatment regimens are explored. This volume fits very nicely with the others in this excellent series on AIDS prevention and mental health.
Bernard J. Turnock
This book is an examination of the psychological and public health implications of the more effective HIV therapies that have emerged in the mid- and late-1990s. This volume is part of an extensive, nine title series on AIDS prevention and mental health. Many social, psychological, and behavioral issues have accompanied recent therapeutic advances that have changed AIDS from a condition associated with certain death to a chronic disease. The editors of this book set out to examine those implications and to present relevant research findings. They use multiple contributors, virtually all of whom are accomplished researchers in these fields. Researchers will find these topics to be timely and interesting, as will health and non-health personnel working in HIV prevention and control programs. Public health students and students in other graduate level programs in the behavioral sciences are another likely audience. Major topics addressed in the book include the genesis and pharmacokinetics of new treatment modalities for HIV, treatment adherence, economic considerations, ethical issues, mental health implications, and practical prevention issues. Especially well covered are the economic, ethical, and prevention chapters. With multiple contributors, there is some unevenness across chapters. This is a very solid contribution to the literature. A variety of non-clinical impacts of more effective HIV treatment regimens are explored. This volume fits very nicely with the others in this excellent series on AIDS prevention and mental health.

3 Stars from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780306459733
  • Publisher: Springer US
  • Publication date: 2/28/1999
  • Series: AIDS Prevention and Mental Health Series
  • Edition description: 1999
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 218
  • Product dimensions: 9.21 (w) x 6.14 (h) x 0.56 (d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Combination Antiretroviral Chemotherapy: Shifting Paradigms and Evolving Praxis
Ch. 2 Pharmacokinetics of Protease Inhibitors and Drug Interactions with Psychoactive Drugs
Ch. 3 Treatment Adherence to HIV Medications: The Achilles Heel of the New Therapeutics
Ch. 4 Combination Antiretroviral Therapies for HIV: Some Economic Considerations
Ch. 5 Ethical Issues in the Use of New Treatments for HIV
Ch. 6 Mental Health Implications of New HIV Treatments
Ch. 7 Practical Prevention Issues
Ch. 8 Postexposure Prophylaxis: A Community Member's Perspectives
Ch. 9 Behavioral Research Needs and Challenges of New Treatments: AIDS as a Chronic Illness
Glossary 195
Index 217
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