Living a Healthy Life with HIV

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en Limba Engleză Paperback – December 2016
From the latest medical advice to practical tips for dealing with HIV-related problems -- the most up-to-date and complete guide to managing life with HIV. Having HIV does not mean your life is over. Far from it! We wrote this book to help people with HIV explore healthy ways to live the best life possible. With proper diagnosis and treatment, HIV has become a chronic condition similar to diabetes or heart disease. This is a big step forward and we all celebrate this advance, but having HIV can complicate your life. This book will help you get answers to some of your most important questions, including. Who do I tell I have HIV? Which other diseases might I get because I have HIV? What are the possible side effects of the HIV medications. How do I fit the demands of my medications into my life? How will having HIV affect me as I get older? Is it safe for me to exercise at the same level as someone without HIV? What about sex? Can I have children? If I get pregnant, will my baby get HIV? What kind of plans do I need to make for my future? The book combines the latest medical advice, ideas from people living with HIV, and proven practices for self-management based on research conducted at Stanford University School of Medicine. It is completely redesigned and updated to include current care guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The practical, easy-to-understand content will help patients, friends, family members, and others who support anyone dealing with HIV. You will find tips, ideas, and resources about how to become an HIV self-manager. It is designed to help you learn the essential information and skills to manage your condition on a daily basis. This book will help you achieve the things you want and get pleasure from your life.
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ISBN-13: 9781936693726
ISBN-10: 1936693720
Pagini: 345
Dimensiuni: 215 x 280 x 23 mm
Greutate: 0.82 kg
Ediția: Revised, Update
Editura: Bull Publishing Co.
Colecția Bull Publishing Co. (US)


"Living a Healthy Life with HIV...gets a permanent place of prominence on my bookshelf. If you are living with HIV, it should be on yours also." -- Hank Trout,A&U Magazine
"What continues to set this book above the fray is its emphasis on self-management, and its authors affirmation that a person with HIV must and can take control of his or her own illness and treatment." -- Patricia Gale,Blogcritics
"This is an essential guide that will allow long and healthy survival despite HIV; something we only imagined when this epidemic began.Highly recommended! -- Paul Volberding, MD, UCSF Department of Medicine, Director of the UCSF AIDS Research Institute
"An excellent resource for patients as they, navigate living with HIV." -- Jason E Farley, PhD, MPH, NP, FAAN, Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing
"The perspective of self-empowerment provided by this book will behelpful for people living with HIV." -- Kenneth Mayer M.D., Infectious Disease Attending & Director of HIVPrevention Research,Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Professor of Medicine, HarvardMedical School
"Everyone working in the HIV community, advocates, counselors, CBOs(Community Based Organizations) Church outreach ministries all needthis book as a reference in working with men women and children livingwith this virus. Also the same people need to make it available totheir HIV people, not just for saving lives but to give quality oflive with dignity to all those impacted by the HIV virus." -- Father Joseph I OBrien, O.P.,Executive Director, Saint Therese Center HIV Outreach, Las Vegas NV
A cross between a self-help motivational discourse and aneasy-to-follow health manual, this book offers invaluable advice -- Publishers Weekly
The focus is not on what is wrong, but on how to keep things as rightas possible -- Library Journal
"When I was first diagnosed as having AIDS all I thought that was leftfor me to do, is go home and die.In discovering the book Living Wellwith HIV through a class offered by Stanford University I discoveredthere was LIFE to be had for the sharing and taking care of myself... Iplan to share it with my mother and other members of my family aswell!" -- David, HIV+ since 2005
"This book gives you information on how to make changes to things youmay want to change about yourself by using an Action Plan. It alsohelps you problem solve. Living a Healthy Life With HIV is helping mebe a better self." -- Robert, AIDS for 20+ years
"This book has taught me that these days having HIV is similar tohaving any other chronic condition and with the right combination ofmedications and self-management tools one can lead a healthy andfulfilling life. For me personally, this book normalises livingwith HIV and it has helped me to stop worrying about the stigmaassociated with living with HIV and to get on with my life.By following the advice in the book I have found that I have increasedenergy levels, I am getting a better nights sleep and feel in controlof living with HIV. It has improved my confidence and self-esteem andI now have a better relationship with my doctor, putting me in controlof my health." -- Richard, recently diagnosed HIV+


Overview of HIV Self-Management; Becoming an HIV Self-Manager; Health Problems of People with HIV; Living With HIV Through a Lifespan; Barriers to HIV Self-Management; Working with Your Health Care Team; Making Treatment Decisions; Managing Medications for HIV; Side Effects of Medications; Evaluating Common Symptoms of HIV; Understanding the Symptom Cycle; Using Your Mind to Manage Symptoms; Physical Activity for Fun & Fitness; Healthy Eating; Eating for Specific Long-Term Conditions; Communicating with Family, Friends, Work Colleagues, & Health Professionals; Planning for the Future: Fears & Reality; Finding Resources.