Living with HIV

A Patient’s Guide, 2d ed.


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Imprint or Series:McFarland Health Topics

About the Book

In its updated and expanded second edition, this helpful guide offers a wealth of information for people living with HIV and for people caring for HIV–positive loved ones. All aspects of HIV/AIDS are discussed, including opportunistic and associated infections, dental care, exercise and nutrition, substance use and abuse and emotional treatment. New information will help the newly diagnosed adjust to their illness and long-term survivors to improve their quality of life. Up-to-date discussion of the latest medications covers the growing practice of using HIV drugs as preventatives. Essential Internet resources are provided that help patients live a longer, healthier life.

About the Author(s)

Mark Cichocki, RN, has been an HIV Nurse Educator at the University of Michigan’s HIV/AIDS Treatment Program for the last 21 years and has authored hundreds of HIV–related articles.

Bibliographic Details

Mark Cichocki, RN
Format: softcover (7 x 10)
Pages: 304
Bibliographic Info: bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2017
pISBN: 978-1-4766-6495-8
eISBN: 978-1-4766-2774-8
Imprint: McFarland
Series: McFarland Health Topics

Table of Contents

Introduction: Why Is This Book Needed? 1
1. The History of HIV and AIDS 3
2. HIV Prevention and Testing 22
3. HIV 101 … The Basics 39
4. The Test Is Positive…⁠. Now What? 48
5. Your First Visit to the Doctor 67
6. Monitoring Your Health 74
7. Know Your HIV Medications 95
8. Opportunistic Infections 121
9. Associated Conditions 139
10. Treating the Whole Person 171
11. Substance Use and Abuse 190
12. Dental Care 215
13. Exercise and Nutrition 231
14. Living with HIV 254
Bibliography 279
Index 287

Book Reviews & Awards

  • “a helpful and practical guide that offers non-specialist general readers with a wealth of information for people living with HIV and for people caring for HIV-positive loved ones…very strongly recommended”—Midwest Book Review
  • “well-written…a valuable resource on HIV/AIDS…an informative resource with practical application”—ARBA
  • “the content is easy to understand, and complicated medical concepts and jargon are explained. Newly diagnosed patients will find this an excellent book for learning more about HIV, and others will find it a great reference work…a valuable guide…highly recommended”—Library Journal
  • “written in easy to understand language without sacrificing medical content”—Reference Reviews