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The Management of AIDS Patients

  • David Miller
  • Jonathan Weber
  • John Green
Textbook

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Jonathan Weber, Anthony Pinching
    Pages 1-33
  3. Don Jeffries
    Pages 53-63
  4. Greta Forster
    Pages 65-80
  5. Peter B. A. Kernoff, Riva R. Miller
    Pages 81-91
  6. Elizabeth Jenner, Anthony Levi, David Houghton
    Pages 93-130
  7. David Miller
    Pages 131-149
  8. John Green
    Pages 151-168
  9. David Miller
    Pages 169-173
  10. John Green
    Pages 175-185
  11. John Green, David Miller
    Pages 187-193
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 195-202

About this book

Introduction

The exponential increase in the number of AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome) cases has exposed the difficulty in getting clear information that exists among the public and health professionals about the correct procedures for the management of patients with AIDS and AIDS-related conditions. St Mary's Hospital is the foremost centre in Britain for research and management of AIDS, and this book draws on the experiences of the hospital staff in all areas, in dealing with AIDS patients. The book gives advice on the relative degrees of risk of infection from the virus which health professionals will face in personal contact, and the appropriate precautions required to minimise their personal risk. Diagnostic procedures are also indicated, as well as guidance on counselling, and the advice it is appropriate to give to those most at risk in the community about reducing their likelihood of contracting the virus. The Management of AIDS Patients provides essential management information for all professional groups likely to be involved with AIDS patients.

Keywords

AIDS community counseling health hospital nursing social work virus

Editors and affiliations

  • David Miller
    • 1
  • Jonathan Weber
    • 2
  • John Green
    • 1
  1. 1.St Mary’s HospitalLondonUK
  2. 2.Jefferiss Research WingSt Mary’s HospitalLondonUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-349-18079-0
  • Copyright Information Macmillan Publishers Limited 1986
  • Publisher Name Palgrave, London
  • Print ISBN 978-0-333-40466-9
  • Online ISBN 978-1-349-18079-0
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