Clark, Rebecca A.
Adult Nonfiction RC607.A26 C5685 2004
Summary: Written by three experts with extensive experience helping people with HIV/AIDS, A Woman's Guide to Living with HIV Infection is a medically informational, comprehensive, and deeply compassionate resource for women with HIV and their families and friends. While addressing the entire range of health and emotional issues faced by people with HIV, the authors cover topics of special interest to women -- gynecologic disorders, reproductive choices, contraception, and pregnancy.The authors offer clear advice on these and other crucial topics:ÂTesting for HIV and coping with the diagnosisÂFinding a physician and preparing for the first visitÂRecognizing symptoms and preventing complicationsÂUnderstanding the latest treatment options, including new medical research and clinical trialsÂCoping with gynecological infections and STDsÂConsidering pregnancy and birth controlÂAssuring breast, bone, and heart healthÂTreating drug and alcohol dependenceÂDealing with partner violence and abuseAlso included are lists of recommended books, support groups, Web sites, and other resources for people with HIV. The practical advice in this book can help the thousands of women diagnosed with HIV every year lead to fuller and healthier lives.
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