The HIV Drug Book (1st edition)

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Project Inform, the nation's leading community based AIDS treatment information and advocacy organization, presents the first comprehensive, user-friendly guide to all the drugs most used by people with HIV/AIDS. Formatted for quick reference and written in nontechnical language, the handbook features an extensive master index (from AZT to Zantac). The drug descriptions are categorized by their specific uses in treating the wide spectrum of HIV/AIDS related symptoms and illnesses. The HIV Drug Book is written ...
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Overview

Project Inform, the nation's leading community based AIDS treatment information and advocacy organization, presents the first comprehensive, user-friendly guide to all the drugs most used by people with HIV/AIDS. Formatted for quick reference and written in nontechnical language, the handbook features an extensive master index (from AZT to Zantac). The drug descriptions are categorized by their specific uses in treating the wide spectrum of HIV/AIDS related symptoms and illnesses. The HIV Drug Book is written expressly for people with HIV/AIDS, their caregivers, friends and family members, and will be invaluable to physicians who must struggle with the overwhelming demands of this rapidly changing field.

"...written in non-technical language...a comprehensive single-volume reference that features an index of drugs listed under any known name, color plates, experimental and holistic therapies, and practical guides to dealing w/AIDS."

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780671535186
  • Publisher: Pocket Books
  • Publication date: 9/28/1995
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 680
  • Product dimensions: 6.02 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.21 (d)

Table of Contents

Advisers and Contributors 7
Introduction 9
Preface 11
Foreword 13
How to Use this Book 17
Antibiotics 22
Anticancer drugs 101
Antidiarrheal drugs 151
Antifungal drugs 167
Antihistamines 197
Antinausea/antivomiting drugs 213
Antiprotozoal drugs 238
Antiseizure drugs 268
Antiulcer drugs 285
Antiviral drugs 298
Antiwasting treatments 345
Corticosteroids 363
Immune-based therapy 378
Neuropathy drugs 405
Pain relievers 419
Psychoactive drugs 448
Vaccines 519
Miscellaneous drugs 529
Project Inform's Guide to the Management of Opportunistic Infections 539
You and Your Doctor 548
How to Manage Medications 552
Guidelines for Healthful Eating and Nutrient Supplementation 557
Alternative and Holistic Therapies 567
How to Avoid Fraud and Exploitation 580
Clinical Trials and Experimental Therapies 588
Project Inform's Drug Interaction Chart 597
How to Use Project Inform and its Treatment Information Hotline 615
Glossary 619
HIV/AIDS Prevention/Treatment/Information Services: National 637
HIV/AIDS Prevention/Treatment/Information Services: State and Local 639
HIV/AIDS Prevention/Treatment/Information Services: Canadian 666
National HIV/AIDS Publications 667
Mail Order Pharmacies 668
Buyer's Clubs 669
State AIDS Drug Assistance Programs (ADAP) 671
Pharmaceutical Payment Assistance Programs 673
Project Inform National Board of Governors 676
Project Inform Board of Directors and Staff 677
Acknowledgments 678
In Memoriam 680
Index 681
About Project Inform 688
Product Identification Guide (Color Plates) A-P
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