health of hiv infected people

Health Of HIV Infected People
Author: Ronald Ross Watson
Publisher: Academic Press
Release Date: 2015-04-29
Pages: 420
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Health of HIV Infected People: Food, Nutrition and Lifestyle Without Antiretroviral Drugs defines the supportive roles of bioactive foods, exercise, and dietary supplements on the health of HIV infected people who do not have access to resources or those who choose not to utilize antiretroviral drugs. Approaches such as the application of traditional herbs and foods are given careful definition by experts who define the risks and benefits of such practices within this important context. Readers learn how to treat or ameliorate the effects of chronic retroviral disease using readily available, cheap foods, and dietary supplements. Ultimately, this work delivers a current, concise, scientific appraisal of the efficacy of key foods, nutrients, dietary plants, and behavioral changes in preventing and improving the quality of life of HIV infected infants and adults who are not undergoing antiretroviral therapy. Covers the role of nutrients in the prevention and treatment of HIV-induced physiological changes Delivers important coverage on the relationship between HIV infection and infant feeding practice, along with public health policy recommendations in social and cultural context Provides coverage of fitness and exercise regimens, physical activity, and behavioral and lifestyle changes on HIV infected individuals Explores food and treatment of obesity, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease in HIV infected patients, including those without antiretroviral therapeutic treatmen

Mental Health And HIV Infection
Author: Jose Catalan
Publisher: Routledge
Release Date: 2002-09-11
Pages: 256
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Mental Health and HIV Infection provides an up-to-date overview of the mental health consequences and of the kind of psychological, psychopharmaological and community forms of intervention available to deal with the adverse psychological effects of HIV infection. Divided into three parts, the book examines psychological and brain-related consequences of HIV infection, key areas of intervention, and three areas of controversial debate: euthanasia, psychoimmunology and complementary therapies. Assuming no specialist psychological, psychiatric or medical knowledge, this book is important reading for caregivers and healthcare workers to HIV positive individuals and their families, nurses, psychologists and counsellors.

HIV AIDS
Author: Kathy S. Stolley
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
Release Date: 2009
Pages: 241
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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The history, symptoms, prevention, and current issues surrounding HIV and AIDS are discussed, along with a focus on special populations struggling with the disease. * 10 illustrations

Seeing Red
Author: Suzanne Hindmarch
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
Release Date: 2018-05-02
Pages: 392
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Featuring the diverse experiences of people living with HIV, Seeing Red highlights various perspectives from academics, activists, and community workers who think ahead to the new and complex challenges associated with the condition.

Impact Of Mental Health On HIV Related Outcomes In A South African Township
Author: Michael Truong
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Release Date: 2018
Pages: 24
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HIV is a leading cause of death in sub-Saharan Africa, and South Africa hast he largest number of HIV-infected people in the world. Mental illnesses have a high burden of disease worldwide, with HIV-infected individuals being more vulnerable to experiencing poor mental health. There is limited research exploring the potential effects of mental health on HIV-related outcomes in sub-Saharan Africa. Our objective was to better understand the impact of mental health on the course of HIV treatment and clinical outcomes. We conducted a prospective cohort study among 1,878 HIV-positive adults from the Umlazi township of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. We measured depression using the Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ-9) and anxiety using the Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD-7) scale, both of which have been validated in sub-Saharan Africa. We used univariate and multivariate models, adjusted for socio-demographic characteristics, to examine the effects of baseline depression and anxiety on several HIV-related outcomes. In adjusted models, HIV-infected adults with depression had a lower odds of initiating antiretroviral therapy within 90 days of testing positive (OR=0.72, p-0.03), and a slower ART initiation rate throughout the one-year study period (HR=0.84, p=0.01). However, among those who initiate ART, depression was associated with a lower likelihood of missing medication refills (OR=0.66, p=0.04) and missing clinic visits (OR=0.56, p

Living With HIV And Dying With AIDS
Author: Em Prof Len Doyal
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
Release Date: 2013-06-28
Pages: 264
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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There is now a vast literature on HIV and AIDS but much of it is based on traditional biomedical or epidemiological approaches. Hence it tells us very little about the experiences of the millions of people whose living and dying constitute the reality of this devastating pandemic. Doyal brings together findings from a wide range of empirical studies spanning the social sciences to explore experiences of HIV positive people across the world. This will illustrate how the disease is physically manifested and psychologically internalised by individuals in diverse ways depending on the biological, social, cultural and economic circumstances in which they find themselves. A proper understanding of these commonalities and differences will be essential if future strategies are to be effective in mitigating the effects of HIV and AIDS. Doyal shows that such initiatives will also require a better appreciation of the needs and rights of those affected within the wider context of global inequalities and injustices. Finally, she outlines approaches to address these challenges. This book will appeal to everyone involved in struggles to improve the well-being of those with HIV and AIDS. While academically rigorous, it is written in an accessible manner that transcends specific disciplines and, through its extensive bibliography, provides diverse source material for future teaching, learning and research.

Understanding The HIV AIDS Epidemic In The United States
Author: Eric R. Wright
Publisher: Springer
Release Date: 2016-07-30
Pages: 302
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This book examines the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the United States using the concept of syndemics to contextualize the risk of both well-known, and a few lesser-known, subpopulations that experience disproportionately high rates of HIV and/or AIDS within the United States. Since discovery, HIV/AIDS has exposed a number of social, psychological, and biological aspects of disease transmission. The concept of “syndemics,” or “synergistically interacting epidemics” has emerged as a powerful framework for understanding both the epidemiological patterns and the myriad of problems associated with HIV/AIDS around the world and within the United States. The book considers the disparities in HIV/AIDS in relation to social aspects, risk behavior and critical illness comorbidities. It updates and enhances our understanding of the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the United States and contributes to the expanding literature on the role of syndemics in shaping the public’s health.​

HIV Screening And Access To Care
Author: Institute of Medicine
Publisher: National Academies Press
Release Date: 2011-05-21
Pages: 114
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Increased HIV screening may help identify more people with the disease, but there may not be enough resources to provide them with the care they need. The Institute of Medicine's Committee on HIV Screening and Access to Care concludes that more practitioners must be trained in HIV/AIDS care and treatment and their hospitals, clinics, and health departments must receive sufficient funding to meet a growing demand for care.

The Health Of Our Educators
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Publisher: HSRC Press
Release Date: 2005
Pages: 175
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South Africa has a severe HIV/AIDS epidemic. About 5.6 million South Africans, the majority of whom are in the economically active age group, are currently living with the virus. Studies have been conducted to examine the impact of HIV/AIDS on various sectors of the economy, including mining, manufacturing, health and education. The effectiveness and functioning of the public sector is also increasingly threatened by the HIV/AIDS epidemic. The education sector is thought to be particularly affected by HIV/ AIDS because both the demand for and supply of educators are affected. Not only do children drop out of school because of HIV/AIDS, thus reducing demand for educators, but educators, school managers and education policy-makers are said to be dying of AIDS, thus reducing supply.

Quality Of Health Care For HIV Patients  Health Professionals  View
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Release Date: 2016
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Abstract: Objective: To evaluate the quality of care provided for people with HIV/AIDS at the Reference Center for the treatment of AIDS in Natal-RN, in the health professionals' perspective. Methods: Evaluative and quantitative research conducted in a public hospital in Natal/RN, from August 2010 to July 2011, through structured interviews with professionals who provide care for people with HIV. Results: The evaluation of the service was considered satisfactory by 58.8% of respondents, standing on nine indicators: support offered by the service, convenience of service hours, host, provided guidance on treatment, timeliness of health professionals, availability of antiretroviral drugs, availability of laboratory tests, professional/user relationship and ease of access to service. Conclusion: There was no significant difference in satisfaction with the indicators: punctuality of professionals, convenience of service timetables and availability of laboratory tests

Preventing Infection  Promoting Reproductive Health
Author: United Nations Population Fund
Publisher: United Nations Publications
Release Date: 2001
Pages: 26
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HIV/AIDS levels are more than 50 per cent higher than predicted 10 years ago; by the end of 2000, more than 36 million people were living with HIV/AIDS. 5.3 million people were newly infected with HIV during the year 2000, with over half these new infections among young people. 95 per cent of all people infected with HIV live in developing countries, the majority living in Africa. Previously known as 'AIDS Update', this booklet is the tenth annual publication which provides an overview of the actions taken by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) to prevent the spread of HIV infection and promote reproductive and sexual health concerns.

Harvard Medical School Family Health Guide
Author: Anthony L. Komaroff
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 2005
Pages: 1312
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An accessible guide to family health care discusses drug interactions, symptoms, first aid, and how to choose a family doctor, including a new research about hormone therapy and heart surgery.

Healthy People 2010
Author: United States. Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
Publisher: Government Printing Office
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Presents Healthy People 2010, an initiative of the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion of the.

HIV Mental Health For The 21st Century
Author: Mark G. Winiarski
Publisher: NYU Press
Release Date: 1997-03-01
Pages: 357
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Outstanding Academic Title from 2011 by Choice Magazine While newly arrived immigrants are often the focus of public concern and debate, many Mexican immigrants and Mexican Americans have resided in the United States for generations. Latinos are the largest and fastest-growing ethnic group in the United States, and their racial identities change with each generation. While the attainment of education and middle class occupations signals a decline in cultural attachment for some, socioeconomic mobility is not a cultural death-knell, as others are highly ethnically identified. There are a variety of ways that middle class Mexican Americans relate to their ethnic heritage, and racialization despite assimilation among a segment of the second and third generations reveals the continuing role of race even among the U.S.-born. Mexican Americans Across Generations investigates racial identity and assimilation in three-generation Mexican American families living in California. Through rich interviews with three generations of middle class Mexican American families, Vasquez focuses on the family as a key site for racial and gender identity formation, knowledge transmission, and incorporation processes, exploring how the racial identities of Mexican Americans both change and persist generationally in families. She illustrates how gender, physical appearance, parental teaching, historical era and discrimination influence Mexican Americans’ racial identity and incorporation patterns, ultimately arguing that neither racial identity nor assimilation are straightforward progressions but, instead, develop unevenly and are influenced by family, society, and historical social movements.

AIDS In The Workplace
Author: William F. Banta
Publisher: Lexington Books
Release Date: 1993
Pages: 422
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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A guide to safeguarding the rights and health of employees and customers provides information on medical, legal, and ethical issues concerning AIDS in the workplace, particularly in the health care industry

Global Health
Author: John P. Hutton
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Release Date: 2001-06
Pages: 51
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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HIV/AIDS is the leading cause of death in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), where more than 2/3 of the people who are infected with HIV live. The Agency for Internat. Develop. (USAID) allocated a 54% increase in funding, from $114 mill. to $174 mill., for FY'01 to expand its HIV/AIDS efforts in sub-Saharan Africa. This report: identifies the develop. & impact of the HIV/AIDS epidemic in SSA & the challenges to slowing its spread; assesses the extent to which the USAID's initiatives have contributed to the fight against AIDS in SSA; & identifies the approach that the agency used to allocate increased funding & the factors that may affect the agency's ability to expand its HIV/AIDS program in SSA.

Confronting AIDS
Author: World Bank
Publisher: World Bank Publications
Release Date: 1999
Pages: 365
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This revised and updated edition of the pathbreaking report on the global AIDS epidemic outlines the strategic role that government must play in slowing the spread of HIV and mitigating the impact of AIDS. Drawing on the knowledge accumulated in the 17 years since the virus that causes AIDS was first identified, the report highlights policies that are most likely to be effective in managing the epidemic. These include early actions to minimize the spread of the virus, aiming preventive interventions at high risk groups, and evaluating measures that would assist households affected by AIDS according to the same standards applied to other health issues. This revised edition will a valuable resource for public health, policymakers, researchers, and anyone with an interest in this devastating global health crisis.

Positive People
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Publisher: Pearson South Africa
Release Date: 2001
Pages: 88
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Public Health Nursing   E Book
Author: Marcia Stanhope
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Release Date: 2014-07-21
Pages: 1128
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Now in its 8th edition, the "gold standard" in community health nursing provides comprehensive and up-to-date content to keep you at the forefront of the ever-changing community health climate and prepare you for an effective nursing career. In addition to a solid foundation in concepts and interventions for individuals, families, and communities, you will find real-life applications of the public nurse's role, Healthy People 2020 initiatives, new chapters on forensics and genomics, plus timely coverage of disaster management and important client populations such as pregnant teens, the homeless, immigrants, and more. Evidence-Based Practice boxes illustrate how the latest research findings apply to public/community health nursing. Separate chapters on disease outbreak investigation and disaster management describe the nurse's role in surveilling public health and managing these types of threats to public health. Separate unit on the public/community health nurse's role describes the different roles and functions of the public/community health nurse within the community. Levels of Prevention boxes show how community/public health nurses deliver health care interventions at the primary, secondary, and tertiary levels of prevention. What Do You Think?, Did You Know?, and How To? boxes use practical examples and critical thinking exercises to illustrate chapter content. The Cutting Edge highlights significant issues and new approaches to community-oriented nursing practice. Practice Application provides case studies with critical thinking questions. Separate chapters on community health initiatives thoroughly describe different approaches to promoting health among populations. Appendixes offer additional resources and key information, such as screening and assessment tools and clinical practice guidelines. Linking Content to Practice boxes provide real-life applications for chapter content. NEW! Healthy People 2020 feature boxes highlight the goals and objectives for promoting health and wellness over the next decade. NEW! The Nurse in Forensics chapter focuses on the unique role of forensic nurses in public health and safety, interpersonal violence, mass violence, and disasters. NEW! Genomics in Public Health Nursing chapter includes a history of genetics and genomics and their impact on public/community health nursing care.

South African National HIV Prevalence  HIV Incidence  Behaviour And Communication Survey  2005
Author: Olive Shisana
Publisher: HSRC Press
Release Date: 2005
Pages: 156
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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A follow-up to the Nelson Mandela Foundation's 2002 national household survey of HIV/AIDS prevalence in South Africa, this 2005 report seeks to provide further understanding of the HIV pandemic. Using data that tested for HIV incidence rather than just using mortality statistics, this study looks at which socio-demographic groups are most vulnerab≤ whether new policies have been successful in fighting the disease; what exactly is being done by key players, such as the government, churches, and other civil society organizations; and how the spread of HIV can be reduced in South Africa.