Hiv Aids A Very Short Introduction

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Author: Alan Whiteside
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0192806920
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Hiv Aids A Very Short Introduction by Alan Whiteside

Original Title: Hiv Aids A Very Short Introduction

HIV/AIDS is without doubt the worst epidemic to hit humankind since the Black Death. Despite rapid scientific advances, there is still no cure and the drugs are expensive and toxic. In some of the worst affected countries, life expectancy has plummeted to below 35 years, which has led to a serious decline in economic growth, a sharp rise in orphaning, and the imminent collapse of health care systems. This Very Short Introduction tackles the science, the international and local politics, the fascinating demographics, and the devastating consequences of the disease, and explores how we have - and must - respond.

Hiv Aids Surveillance Report

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Author: Anna Satcher
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
ISBN: 9781422319055
Size: 80.83 MB
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Hiv Aids Surveillance Report by Anna Satcher

Original Title: Hiv Aids Surveillance Report

This report is organized in 5 sections: (1) cases of HIV/AIDS & AIDS, (2) deaths of persons with AIDS, (3) persons living with HIV/AIDS, AIDS, or HIV infection (not AIDS), (4) length of survival after AIDS diagnosis, & (5) reports of cases of HIV/AIDS, AIDS, & HIV infection (not AIDS). Sections 1-3 present point estimates of case counts that have been adjusted for reporting delays & for redistribution of cases in persons initially reported without an identified risk factor. The estimated number of HIV/AIDS cases in the 33 states with confidential name-based HIV infection reporting decreased each year from 2001 through 2004 & then increased in 2005. In 2005, the estimated rate of HIV/AIDS cases in the 33 states was 19.8 per 100,000 population. Tables.

What Nurses Know Hiv Aids

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Author: Maithe Enriquez, PhD, RN, ANP-BC
Publisher: Demos Medical Publishing
ISBN: 1617050849
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What Nurses Know Hiv Aids by Maithe Enriquez, PhD, RN, ANP-BC

Original Title: What Nurses Know Hiv Aids

What Nurses Know...HIV/AIDS provides up-to-date, reliable and practical health information for people living with HIV and their significant others. In easy-to-understand everyday language the authors give information to help individuals with HIV navigate the healthcare system, covering everything from receiving an initial HIV test to becoming an engaged member of their healthcare team, knowledgeable and actively involved in their healthcare decisions. The authors include vignettes based on their real-life experiences that speak to the individual with aids. However, they approach HIV in a holistic manner and write not for the individual with HIV, but also their friends, family, and community. What Nurses Know Series: Nurses hold a critical role in modern health care that goes beyond their day-to-day duties. They share more information with patients than any other provider group, and are alongside patients twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week offering understanding of complex health issues, holistic approaches to ailments, and advice for the patient that extends to the family. Nurses themselves are a powerful tool in the healing process. The What Nurses Know series will give down-to-earth information, address consumers as equal partners in their care and explain clearly what a reader needs to know and wants to know to understand their condition and move forward with their lives.

Mainstreaming Hiv Aids In Development And Humanitarian Programmes

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Author: Sue Holden
Publisher: Oxfam
ISBN: 9780855985301
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Mainstreaming Hiv Aids In Development And Humanitarian Programmes by Sue Holden

Original Title: Mainstreaming Hiv Aids In Development And Humanitarian Programmes

Sue Holden explains the concept of mainstreaming HIV/AIDS in simple language, with practical guidelines for applying the approach in a wide range of sectors.

The Macroeconomics Of Hiv Aids

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Author: Markus Haacker
Publisher: International Monetary Fund
ISBN: 9781589063600
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The Macroeconomics Of Hiv Aids by Markus Haacker

Original Title: The Macroeconomics Of Hiv Aids

This publication marks World AIDS Day, December 1, 2004 and brings together contributions by experts from a variety of international organizations and other institutions who are involved in formulating and implementing policy responses to the epidemic or are dealing with its social and economic consequences. It includes 10 original papers by various authors, on topics from HIV/AIDS in Botswana, to the welfare and demographic implications of the epidemic (especially in sub-Saharan Africa).

Working With Hiv Aids

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Author: Jenny Page
Publisher: Juta and Company Ltd
ISBN: 9780702171918
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Working With Hiv Aids by Jenny Page

Original Title: Working With Hiv Aids

HIV/AIDS affects every walk of life, and has a profound influence on everything we do -- in our closest relationships, at work, at home, at school, college or university. Not a day goes by without a reference to the pandemic in newspapers or on the electronic media. Just as the virus infects the body and every cell in the body, so it affects every single person living on the planet. This book addresses various issues around HIV/AIDS, what it is, how it is spread, what can be done to avoid becoming HIV positive and how to live positively once someone is infected, all discussed in the context of the workplace. "Working with HIV/AIDS" has been developed around the SAQA Fundamental Unit Standard 13915 (Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of HIV/AIDS in a workplace, and its effects on a business sub-sector, own organisation and a specific workplace) for use on NQF level 3. In-line with the unit standard requirements, the book includes a variety of formative assessment activities, using individual, pair and group work assignments, that should appeal to a wide range of learners or readers, as well as actual case studies, fact boxes, other useful and up-to-date information and glossary terms. The book should appeal to a wide audience, from learners at schools and tertiary institutions to members of the general public.

Psychiatric Aspects Of Hiv Aids

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Author: Francisco Fernandez
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
ISBN: 9781582557137
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Psychiatric Aspects Of Hiv Aids by Francisco Fernandez

Original Title: Psychiatric Aspects Of Hiv Aids

This comprehensive text focuses on psychiatric issues associated with HIV/AIDS and provides clinicians with a basic understanding of epidemiology, virology, transmission, and medical treatments inclusive of occupational exposures. Psychosocial, spiritual, and sociocultural aspects of HIV/AIDS are covered, describing implications of HIV/AIDS across minority groups. The treatment section allows clinicians to organize an effective psychiatric treatment plan for all mental disorders associated with HIV/AIDS. Issues of adherence, prevention, and public well-being are emphasized throughout. The management of medical problems such as delirium, dementia, and pain management in special HIV/AIDS patients with co-morbid substance abuse as well as end of life care is also included.

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