ABC of Aids. 5th Edition, ELST Bookpower Edition. ABC Series

  • ID: 2223578
  • Book
  • 128 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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This book stands as the standard single reference for all healthcare workers managing AIDS patients. This concise text discusses every aspect of the disease, from its epidemiology and all that is known of the aetiology, to diagnosis and recognition of the different manifestations of the disease. Special emphasis is placed on the care of patients both within and outside the hospital with chapters on counselling and the psycho–social aspects, palliative care and pain control, and two chapters by patients who are HIV positive which give insight into what it is like to be infected. The book is written and edited by internationally respected specialists.
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Development of the epidemic.

The virus and the tests.

Immunology of AIDS.

Natural history and management of early HIV infection.

Tumours.

AIDS and the lung.

Gastrointestinal and hepatic manifestations.

Neurological manifestations.

Treatment of infections and antiviral agents.

HIV infection and AIDS in the developing world.

Injection drug use–related HIV infection.

HIV infection in children.

HIV counselling and psychosocial management of AIDS patients.

Palliative care and pain control.

Control of infection policies.

Strategies for prevention.

Being HIV antibody positive.

Having AIDS

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Michael W. Adler
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