The First Year-HIV (First Year Series): An Essential Guide fo the Newly Diagnosed

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Close to one million people are infected with HIV—the virus that causes AIDS—in the U.S., and though in the last ten years therapies have been developed to successfully fight both the HIV infection and its associated illnesses, the physical and emotional tolls are devastating. In the tradition of the other titles in the First Year™ series, The First Year™—HIV uses a unique approach—guiding readers through their first seven days following diagnosis, then the next three weeks of their first month, and finally the ...

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Overview

Close to one million people are infected with HIV—the virus that causes AIDS—in the U.S., and though in the last ten years therapies have been developed to successfully fight both the HIV infection and its associated illnesses, the physical and emotional tolls are devastating. In the tradition of the other titles in the First Year™ series, The First Year™—HIV uses a unique approach—guiding readers through their first seven days following diagnosis, then the next three weeks of their first month, and finally the next eleven months of their first year—to provide answers and advice that will help everyone newly diagnosed with HIV come to terms with their condition and the lifestyle changes that accompany it. Starting with the day of diagnosis, author Brett Grodeck provides vital information about the nature of HIV, choosing the right doctors, treatment options, coping mechanisms, holistic alternatives, and much more. The First Year™—HIV will be a supportive and educational resource for everyone who wants to take an active role in the management of their condition.

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This is an accessible, nonjudgmental guide for people dealing with an HIV diagnosis, regardless of sexual orientation, gender, or needle/drug use status. Grodeck, an online editor for the Rand Review who has been HIV positive for 15 years, does not downplay the complexity of HIV, but his optimism about one's ability to live well with it is clear. His book is broadly arranged by days (one through seven, from adjusting to the news through finding free services, considering a support group, and tracking one's health); weeks (two through four, including dealing with the many aspects of HIV status disclosure); and months (two through 12, including dating and sex, nutrition and exercise, managing medication, and a very optimistic chapter on having children). Given the constant changes in drug treatment, Grodeck does not focus on the latest in medications, gives short shrift to alternative medicines, and urges readers to find the best possible health provider, with many tips on how to do so. Experts are frequently quoted by both name and professional affiliation. There are also sidebars on such issues as AIDS-defining opportunistic infections and 25 pages of resources-all surprisingly lacking URLs. Libraries owning John Bartlett and Ann Finkbeiner's excellent though somewhat more densely written The Guide to Living with HIV Infection may consider this an optional purchase, but Grodeck's modestly priced and readable guide is suitable for both public libraries and for collections in HIV/AIDS or drug counseling agencies.-Martha E. Stone, Massachusetts General Hosp. Lib., Boston Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.
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  • ISBN-13: 9781569244906
  • Publisher: Da Capo Press
  • Publication date: 6/15/2003
  • Series: First Year, The
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Pages: 320
  • Product dimensions: 5.99 (w) x 9.08 (h) x 0.79 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 15, 2004

    Information is almost a joy to read. Exceptional!

    Brett Grodeck's book THE FIRST YEAR HIV is a book that anyone sexually active should read regardless if they are hiv+ or not and also a book to read if you know someone who has hiv. This book takes the subject seriously, but it's a good read and I've learned much about HIV itself and moreso, how to prevent myself from getting it. Mr. Grodeck has done a wonderful job in preparing this no-nonsense book. Getting HIV would be a terrible thing but I absolutely recommend that this book be made available to high schools and libraries throughout the world. I also think the book would make a wonderful gift to someone that you know that is sexually active and would like to know more about HIV. Grodeck also talks about other stds, but overall he writes in a simple, effective manner. The book is flawless and I highly recommend it. Grodeck has done his homework and I bow to this man for the straightforward information. You won't be disappointed.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 18, 2004

    book does not provide much hope or help

    This book fails to focus on ever changing improving drug treatments. People can now live with this disease. Author focuses on the liklihood of eventual drug failure and the end game. Author talks about the emotional aspects of the diagnosis as if they are so common as almost to be dismissed by the reader regardless of his own unique experience and distress on receiving the news of HIV. I found many comments hurtful and flippant. For example, the author might say that by week 10 you'll feel this way, or that way, providing a punchlist of expected feeling. In my own conversations with my MD I had learned most of the book's information in the first few weeks after diagnosis, before I found the book. Try calling Project Inform in SF rather than buying this book, which will depress you, discourage you, and trivialize your own experience.

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