AIDS Sourcebook, 6th Ed.

Health Reference Series

AIDS Sourcebook, 6th Ed.

Web Price: $85.00

AIDS Sourcebook, Sixth Edition, provides basic consumer information about the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS), including information about the stages of the disease and about how it is transmitted. It includes guidelines for preventing disease transmission and details about how it is diagnosed and the various drug regimens used in its treatment. Information on co-occurring infections, complications, and tips for living with HIV infection are also included. The book concludes with a glossary of related terms and a list of resources for additional help and information.

This book is divided into parts and chapters. Parts focus on broad areas of interest. Chapters are devoted to single topics within a part.

Part I: Basic Information about Human Immunodeficiency Virus/Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (HIV/AIDS) defines HIV and AIDS and explains what is known about the origin of the virus. It describes the life cycle, and stages of HIV infection and explains how HIV causes AIDS. It also includes a brief discussion of the prevalence and incidence of HIV and AIDS in the United States and around the world.

Part II: HIV/AIDS Transmission, Risk Factors, and Prevention presents the facts about the transmission of the human immunodeficiency virus and debunks some of the rumors about how this infection is transmitted. It explains the factors that put people at risk for HIV and provides prevention strategies that help in avoiding these risks.

Part III: HIV/AIDS Diagnosis describes the different types of HIV testing. It provides a detailed explanation of what the test results mean and how to determine if you have AIDS. Finally, it provides tips for choosing a provider and navigating the healthcare system.

Part IV: Treatment and Therapies for HIV/AIDS details the antiretroviral treatment process, describes the common side effects and complications of this treatment, and explains how the effectiveness of treatment is monitored. It also talks about medication adherence, complementary and alternative HIV/AIDS treatments, and how treatment varies in the special cases of children and pregnant women.

Part V: Common Co-Occurring Infections and Complications of HIV/AIDS describes the bacterial, fungal, parasitic, and viral infections that often accompany HIV and AIDS. It also offers tips on how to avoid these infections and explains how they are treated when they do occur. In addition, AIDS-related cancer, wasting syndrome, AIDS dementia complex, and other AIDS-related health concerns are discussed.

Part VI: Living with HIV Infection offers advice on coping with an HIV/AIDS diagnosis and explains how diet and exercise can help maintain health. It discusses some of the life issues faced by an HIV-affected person including dating, having children, and employment issues. The part concludes with a discussion about laws that apply to people with HIV and a description of insurance, and housing options available.

Part VII: Clinical Trials and Ongoing Research provides basic information on available clinical trials, and ongoing research on behavioral and clinical surveillance of at-risk population, and medical monitoring of the experiences and needs of people living with HIV.

Part VIII: Additional Help and Information includes a glossary of terms related to AIDS and HIV and a directory of resources for additional help and support.

Standard Features in the Health Reference Series

  • Library Binding, 6 x 9
  • 550-650 pages per volume
  • Volumes published after June 2015 include access to Health Reference Series Online.
  • Easy-to-use volumes organized into parts and chapters. Parts focus on broad areas of interest. Chapters are devoted to single topics within a part.
  • Authoritative content from respected government agencies and institutes, university research centers, professional medical associations, and non-profit health organizations.
  • Comprehensive chapters feature generous use of headings and subheadings for ease of navigation.
  • Tables, charts, and illustrations display statistical data and supplement explanations.
  • Helpful glossary provides definitions of technical terms.
  • Resource directories with contact information highlight organizations that can provide further information and support.
  • Professionally prepared master index provides easy access to descriptive information, definitions, and related concepts.
  • List Price $95 per volume
  • School and Library Price $85 per volume