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The inside story on AIDS : experts answer your questions

Author: Seth C Kalichman
Publisher: Washington, DC : American Psychological Association, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In The Inside Story on AIDS, Dr. Kalichman separates fact from fiction by answering over 350 of the most commonly asked questions called in to AIDS hotlines, for example: Can a person with HIV look and feel healthy? Can HIV be transmitted by contact with dried blood? Can HIV be transmitted when using a lambskin condom? Can a person get HIV through contact with saliva or sweat?
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Genre/Form: Trivia and miscellanea
Popular Works
Miscellanea
Popular works
Ouvrages de vulgarisation
Miscellanées
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Seth C Kalichman
ISBN: 1557989842 9781557989840
OCLC Number: 50645593
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xii, 359 pages : illustrations, maps ; 20 cm
Contents: 1. What are HIV and AIDS? --
The virus that causes AIDS --
The origins of AIDS --
HIV in the body --
HIV outside the body --
The AIDS epidemic --
Summary --
2. How does HIV cause AIDS? --
The first stages --
The silent stages : HIV infected and feeling fine --
Symptoms of HIV infection --
AIDS --
Children with HIV and AIDS --
Summary --
3. How does a person get HIV? --
Anal intercourse --
Vaginal intercourse --
Oral sex --
Kissing --
Other aspects of sex --
Sharing needles --
Pregnancy and childbirth --
Playing the odds --
Summary --
4. Who is at risk for AIDS? --
Gay and bisexual men --
Lesbians and bisexual women --
Heterosexual men and women --
Risky partners and risky places --
Infants, children, adolescents, and elderly people --
Summary --
5. Can I get AIDS from ...? --
Blood transfusions and organ transplants --
Health care workers --
Occupational hazards --
Human bites --
Schools --
Sharp objects --
Bloody contacts --
Sharing facilities --
Sharing spaces --
Touching --
Near-sex experiences --
Eating, drinking, and smoking --
Insects and animals --
Summary. 6. What should I know about HIV testing? --
The HIV test --
When to get tested --
The testing experience --
HIV test results --
Privacy of HIV testing --
Deciding to get tested --
Summary --
7. How are people with AIDS cared for? --
Treatments for HIV and AIDS --
Finding help --
Getting support --
Help for helpers --
Staying healthy --
Summary --
8. What are the legal aspects of AIDS? --
Legal issues --
Insurance --
Rights of people with HIV/AIDS --
Difficult decisions and ethical dilemmas --
Summary --
9. How is AIDS prevented? --
Safer sex --
Condoms --
Cleaning needles --
Preventing mother-to-child HIV transmission --
Vaccines and other prevention technologies --
Summary --
Primary sources for answers and suggested reading --
Appendix A. Glossary --
Appendix B. Answer key to HIV/AIDS knowledge questionnaire --
Appendix C. Symptoms of sexually transmitted diseases --
Appendix D. AIDS-defining opportunistic illnesses --
Appendix E. Directory of local and national resources for HIV/AIDS.
Responsibility: by Seth C. Kalichman.

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Answering more than 350 of the most commonly asked questions about HIV infection and AIDS, this comprehensive guide explains how HIV and AIDS relate, how the virus is spread (and how it is not), and  Read more...

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