BOOKS IN DEPTH
Review our selection of HIV/AIDS books from around the world.
An exceptionally well-prepared research tool. Sarah Barbara Watstein and Karen Chadler (1998)
In The AIDS Dictionary, Sarah Barbara Watstein and Karen Chadler have compiled essential definitions of terms relating to the AIDS community. Anyone involved in the AIDS community---those who are HIV+, medical practitioners, educators, artists, activists---should have this reference readily available. This is also an excellent introductory reference for those who are just learning about AIDS and HIV. It should be available in libraries, schools, clinics, hospitals, AIDS Service Organizations, outreach programs, needle exchanges, and every other location where people need comprehensive access to the extensive vocabulary of AIDS. The only drawback to the dictionary is the continual changes in AIDS vocabulary. It needs to be updated regularly.
HIV Essentials 2011 by Paul E. Sax, Calvin J. Cohen and Daniel R. Kuritzkes (Dec 8, 2010)
The world's leading experts provide all the 'Essentials' needed to manage patients in the office, on the ward and in the ICU. HIV Essentials 2011 incorporates the latest clinical guidelines into a step by step guide to diagnosis, evaluation, management and prevention of HIV infection and its complications. Topics include: HIV diagnosis, evaluation, treatment and prevention. Opportunistic infections and other HIV complications. Treatment of HIV and pregnancy. Antiretroviral drug summaries. Post-exposure prophylaxis. New section to reach drug summary called "How Supplied" describes the commercially available dosage forms for all the ARV's.
The Wisdom of Whores: Bureaucrats, Brothels and the Business of AIDS
As an epidemiologist researching AIDS, Elizabeth Pisani has been involved with international efforts to halt the disease for fourteen years. With swashbuckling wit, fierce honesty, and more than a little political incorrectness, she dishes on herself and her colleagues as they try to prod reluctant governments to fund HIV prevention for the people who need it most: drug injectors, gay men, sex workers, and johns. With verve and clarity, Pisani shows the general reader how her profession really works; how easy it is to draw wrong conclusions from "objective" data; and, shockingly, how much money is spent so very badly.
AIDS at 30: A History by Victoria A. Harden (Jan 31, 2012)
Society was not prepared in 1981 for the appearance of a new infectious disease, but we have since learned that emerging and reemerging diseases will continue to challenge humanity. AIDS at 30: A History is the first history of HIV/AIDS written for a general audience that emphasizes the medical response to this epidemic.The book approaches the AIDS virus from philosophical and intellectual perspectives in the history of medical science. Forgoing the usual narrative about who "discovered" the AIDS virus, it discusses the process of scientific discovery, scientific evidence, and how laboratories found the cause of AIDS and developed therapeutic interventions. Similarly, this book places AIDS as the first infectious disease to be recognized simultaneously worldwide as a single phenomenon.
Teenagers, HIV, and AIDS: Insights from Youths Living with the Virus (Sex, Love, and Psychology)
The number of HIV/AIDS-infected teenagers in the United States is increasing. Nearly 35,000 U.S. teenagers now have AIDS. Far more have been diagnosed with HIV, and an undetermined number have the virus and do not yet know. Each year, some 1,700 young people aged 13 to 24 are diagnosed with the ravaging end result of this infection: AIDS.In this volume, experts who work with HIV/AIDS-infected teenagers examine the psychological and social fallout compounding the frightening medical issues faced by adolescents who've received the diagnosis. Readers share the challenge with teens as they face the stigma of HIV/AIDS and the tough decisions about who to tell of their infection and when to do it. We learn the hard truth about health care, self care, and new treatment options for affected teens. And we read about the heartbreaking end-of-life care issues for dying adolescents. Perhaps most important, the authors offer resources teens and their families can turn to for information and support. And they explain what family, friends, teachers, and other professionals can do to help infected teens maximize their mental health and their quality of life.
Aging with HIV: A Gay Man's Guide
With improvements in the treatment of HIV disease, gay men in great numbers are surviving--and thriving--into middle and older age. While increased longevity brings new hope, it also raises unanticipated challenges, particularly for gay men who never thought they would live this long: How do I deal with all the physical changes? Who can I rely on as I get older? Is a relationshipstill in the cards for me? What about sex? How should I prepare for old age? A one-of-a-kind guide for gay men aging with HIV, Aging with HIV offers an upbeat, down-to-earth approach for adapting to change, whether driven by age, AIDS, or both. Psychotherapist James Masten and physician James Schmidtberger shed light on the many common assumptions and fears of aging with HIV. Aging with HIV provides concrete solutions for facing midlife with a positive outlook, offering awealth of advice for breaking unhealthy habits and coping mechanisms. The book describes the nine changes common to gay men as they age with HIV, discusses the four challenges of aging, and offers a unique ten-step path to optimal aging with HIV, helping the reader to tailor the book's suggestions to the realities of their lives.