ABC of HIV and AIDS

ABC of HIV and AIDS

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Edited by Michael W. Adler, Edited by Simon G. Edwards, Edited by Robert F. Miller, Edited by Ian Williams, Edited by Gulshan Sethi

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  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley & Sons Ltd)
  • Format: Paperback | 142 pages
  • Dimensions: 216mm x 272mm x 10mm | 422g
  • Publication date: 31 July 2012
  • Publication City/Country: Chicester
  • ISBN 10: 1405157003
  • ISBN 13: 9781405157001
  • Edition: 6, Revised
  • Edition statement: 6th Revised edition
  • Illustrations note: Illustrations, map.
  • Sales rank: 562,439

Product description

An authoritative guide to the epidemiology, incidence, testing and diagnosis and management of HIV and AIDS. From an international expert editor and contributor team, this new sixth edition includes expanded coverage of HIV testing, assessment and routine follow up and new chapters outlining problematic conditions associated with HIV and AIDS. Prevention strategies, early diagnosis and antiretroviral drugs and pharmacotherapy are covered in detail as well as children and women with HIV. It also addresses key psychological and mental health issues, patient perspectives and the role of patient engagement. As knowledge into the illness grows and major advances in HIV therapy see more people living with HIV in the community, the ABC of HIV and AIDS, 6e provides clear practical guidance for general practitioners, hospital doctors, nurses, medical students, counsellors, allied health workers and anyone working and caring for patients with HIV and AIDS.

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Edited by Michael W. Adler, Professor of Genitourinary Medicine/Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Royal Free and University College Medical School, London, UK Simon G. Edwards, GU/HIV Clinician, Mortimer Market Centre, London, UK Robert F. Miller, Reader in Clinical Infection and Honorary Consultant Physician, Royal Free and University College Medical School, London, UK Gulshan Sethi, Department of Sexual Health, St Thomas Hospital, London, UK Ian G. Williams, Senior Lecturer and Honorary Consultant Physician, Royal Free and University College Medical School, London, UK

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An authoritative guide to the epidemiology, incidence, testing and diagnosis and management of HIV and AIDS. (MedReview, 1 November 2012) This excellent new edition has been updated to incorporate developments and current issues in the management of HIV This edition is highly recommended as the best available overview on HIV and AIDS (acquired immunodeficiency syndrome). ( British Journal of Hospital Medicine, 1 August 2012)

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The "ABC of HIV and AIDS" is an authoritative guide to the epidemiology, incidence, testing and diagnosis and management of HIV and AIDS. From an international expert editor and contributor team, this new sixth edition includes expanded coverage of HIV testing, assessment and routine follow up and new chapters outlining problematic conditions associated with HIV and AIDS. Prevention strategies, early diagnosis and antiretroviral drugs and pharmacotherapy are covered in detail as well as children and women with HIV. It also addresses key psychological and mental health issues, patient perspectives and the role of patient engagement. As knowledge into the illness grows and major advances in HIV therapy see more people living with HIV in the community, the "ABC of HIV and AIDS, 6e" provides clear practical guidance for general practitioners, hospital doctors, nurses, medical students, counsellors, allied health workers and anyone working and caring for patients with HIV and AIDS.

Table of contents

Contributors vii Preface ix 1 Development of the Epidemic 1 B. Sultan and M. W. Adler 2 Immunology of HIV-1 Infection 6 M. Noursadeghi and D. Pillay 3 Viral Assays Used in the Diagnosis and Management of HIV Infection 10 A. M. Geretti and P. Vitiello 4 HIV Testing: Strategies to Prevent Late Diagnosis 15 A. Palfreeman and E. Fox 5 Clinical Staging and Natural History of Untreated HIV Infection 20 M. Tenant-Flowers and A. Mindel 6 Routine Assessment and Follow-up of the Newly Diagnosed HIV-positive Individual 25 L. Waters and D. Asboe 7 Tumours in HIV 29 M. Bower 8 The Lung and HIV 35 S. Doffman and R. F. Miller 9 HIV and Tuberculosis Co-infection 42 F. Perrin, R. Breen and M. Lipman 10 The Gut and HIV 48 B. Gazzard and M. Nelson 11 Viral Hepatitis and Liver Disease 54 R. Gilson and H. Price 12 Neurological Manifestations 59 H. Manji and R. F. Miller 13 The Eye and HIV 67 C. Younan, W. Lynn and S. Lightman 14 The Skin and HIV 72 R. Morris-Jones and E. Higgins 15 The Kidney and HIV 78 J. Booth and J. Connolly 16 Sexually Transmitted Infections and HIV 83 P. French 17 Women and HIV 87 C. Wilkinson and D. Mercey 18 HIV Infection in Children 91 P. McMaster and S. Stokes 19 Antiretroviral Drugs 97 P. Benn, G. Sethi and I. G. Williams 20 Pharmacopoeia of Treatments 101 J. Minton, G. Sethi and S. G. Edwards 21 Psychological and Mental Health Issues 108 B. Hedge 22 Strategies for Preventing HIV Transmission 114 J. Imrie and G. J. Hart 23 Patient and Community Perspective 120 G. Brough and N. Lubega 24 The Role of Patient Engagement 123 C. Sandford Index 127