Nutrition and HIV: A New Model for Treatment / Edition 1 available in Paperback
Treating HIV with Nutrition Nutrition and HIV addresses the issues of nutrition and HIV from the perspective of the patient as well as the physician. Everyone who is interested in the problems ofand solutions tonutritional therapy in HIV owes it to themselves to read this book. Paul A. Volberding, M.D., director, Center for AIDS Research, San Francisco This reference book offers a sound nutritional model for sustaining and improving quality of life for HIV positive men and women. It outlines an easy-to-follow program for the prevention and treatment of weight lossa common problem that if left untreated could lead to serious health decline or even death.
About the Author
MARY ROMEYN, M.D., is an internist on staff at St. Francis Memorial Hospital, San Francisco, with a private practice specializing in HIV and nutrition. She has served on the Food and Nutrition Subcommittee of the Board of Trustees of Project Open Hand, and sits on the Scientific Advisory Committees of the San Francisco AIDS Foundation and HIV Care. She is a member of the volunteer clinical faculty of the University of California at San Francisco Medical School, and writes and lectures on nutritional aspects of HIV management.
Table of Contents
NUTRITION AND HIV. 1. A New Model for Treatment. 2. Understanding the Process of Wasting. WHAT YOU CAN DO FOR YOURSELF. 3. Starting Your Own Assessment. 4. Vitamins, Minerals and Trace Elements. 5. Other Immune-Enhancing Supplements. 6. Improving Your Appetite. 7. Improving Your Environment. 8. Sex, Drugs, and Exercise. WHAT YOU CAN DO WITH YOUR DOCTOR. 9. Choosing a Doctor. 10. Understanding Your Health Care Plan. 11. Monitoring Your Nutrition. 12. The Wasting Syndrome. 13. Fighting the Virus. 14. Secondary Infections. 15. Special Problems. 16. Joining Studies. 17. Women and HIV. 18. What to Do: Algorithms for Care, by Stages. TAKING CHARGE: HOW TO DIRECT YOUR OWN HEALING. 19. Taking Charge of Your Medical Care. 20. Feeding the Soul. Appendix A: 1993 CDC Criteria for a Diagnosis of AIDS. Appendix B: List of Caloric Values. Appendix C: Vitamin Supplementation Sources. Appendix D: Types of Studies to Evaluate Drug Effects. Appendix E: San Francisco General Hospital Diet Counseling Intake Form. Appendix F: Recommended Schedules of Prophylaxis of Infection. Appendix G: HIV Intake Physical Form.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This is the best book on the market that I have found related to HIV and AIDS. Dr. Romeyn does a fine job of explaining things in easy to understand terms. With information changing so rapidly, however, this book written in early 1998 is in serious need of a revision.