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: ?Testing for HIV and coping with the diagnosis?Finding a physician and preparing for the first visit?Recognizing symptoms and preventing complications?Understanding the latest treatment options, including new medical research and clinical trials?Coping with gynecological infections and STDs?Considering pregnancy and birth control?Assuring breast, bone, and heart health?Treating drug and alcohol dependence?Dealing with partner violence and abuse Also 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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