The Guide to Living With HIV Infection

The Guide to Living With HIV Infection

Developed at the Johns Hopkins AIDS Clinic

Book - 2006
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This book by Bartlett (Johns Hopkins U. School of Medicine) and Finkbeiner (a science writer who teaches in the Johns Hopkins U. Writing Seminars) is meant to be a practical companion on the medical, emotional, and social issues faced by people infected with HIV. The medical chapters discuss basic understandings of the virus, preventing transmission, treatment options and procedures, and possible complications. Those chapters covering emotional and social issues include the voices of eight people infected with HIV who have been chosen as representative of the populations affected by HIV in the US. Topics addressed in these chapters include practical legal and financial issues, the effects of HIV on interpersonal relations, preservation of mental health, and preparing for and accepting death. Appendixes provide information on general HIV resources and how to understand tests for HIV and a glossary defines medical terminology found in the text in case readers forget explanations found in the main body of the book. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Johns Hopkins University Press

The Guide to Living with HIV Infection is the most complete source of medical, emotional, social, and practical advice available for those infected with HIV and their loved ones. Developed at the Johns Hopkins AIDS Clinic, the guide provides essential information for making decisions about treatment and testing in a world transformed by new research and pharmacotherapy.

In this thoroughly updated sixth edition, Dr. John Bartlett and Ann K. Finkbeiner address the latest information about risks of transmission, viral mutations that confer drug resistance, and new, rapid, HIV testing. They offer guidelines for Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy (HAART), a therapy protocol that has dramatically increased life expectancy for HIV-positive people. They describe how to follow HAART and when to change drug regimens, the symptoms of and treatments for HAART side effects, and the costs of and insurance coverage for HAART. They also outline the possibilities for a diagnosis of "no detectable virus."

Accompanied by updated references and resources, the sixth edition of The Guide to Living with HIV Infection offers new hope for people living with a virus that once left no hope at all.

Publisher: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2006
Edition: 6th ed
ISBN: 9780801884856
Characteristics: viii, 396 p. ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Finkbeiner, Ann K. 1943-


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