The Guide to Living with HIV Infection: Developed at the Johns Hopkins AIDS Clinic, Fourth Edition

The Guide to Living with HIV Infection: Developed at the Johns Hopkins AIDS Clinic, Fourth Edition

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780801858543
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication date: 04/28/1998
Series: Johns Hopkins Press Health Bks.
Edition description: REVISED
Pages: 422
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 9.22(h) x 1.09(d)

About the Author

John G. Bartlett, M.D., is professor of medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and director of the Infectious Diseases Division at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. Ann K. Finkbeiner is a science writer and teaches at the Johns Hopkins University's Writing Seminars. She is the author of After the Death of a Child, also available from Johns Hopkins.

Table of Contents

Prologueix
Introduction: About This Book1
1When First Diagnosed: Understanding and Communicating about HIV9
2Preventing Transmission of HIV Infection: Understanding How HIV Is Spread29
3HIV Infection and Its Effects on the Body61
4HIV Infection and Its Effects on the Emotions91
5HIV Infection and Its Effects on Interpersonal Relations113
6What to Do When: Guidelines for Medical Care131
7HIV-Associated Dementia: HIV and the Central Nervous System198
8Options for Medical Care: Medical Personnel and Procedures208
9Medical Treatments: The Range of Available Therapies236
10Practical Matters: Making Legal, Financial, and Medical Decisions273
11On Dying: Preparing for and Accepting Death302
12On Living: Tactics for Preserving Mental Health314
13What's Ahead340
Resources: Where to Go for Help345
Understanding Tests for HIV353
Glossary369
Acknowledgments411
Index413

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