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Psychosocial and Public Health Impacts of New HIV Therapies

  • David G. Ostrow
  • Seth C. Kalichman

Part of the AIDS Prevention and Mental Health book series (APMH)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Kenneth H. Mayer
    Pages 1-31
  3. Susan K. Chuck, Keith A. Rodvold, Lisa L. Von Moltke, David J. Greenblatt, Richard I. Shader
    Pages 33-60
  4. Judith Godwin Rabkin, Margaret Chesney
    Pages 61-82
  5. Steven D. Pinkerton, David R. Holtgrave
    Pages 83-112
  6. Elizabeth Heitman, Michael W. Ross
    Pages 113-135
  7. Seth C. Kalichman, Bineetha Ramachandran
    Pages 137-150
  8. David G. Ostrow
    Pages 151-169
  9. Mike Shriver
    Pages 171-182
  10. Willo Pequegnat, Ellen Stover
    Pages 183-194
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 195-218

About this book

Introduction

“AIDS is kind of like life, just speeded up. ” JavonP. ,heroinaddictwithAIDS, Bronx,NewYork, 1988 “Now I’m not so much scared of dying as scared of living. ” Mike D. , heroin addict with AIDS, New Haven, Connecticut, 1998 Within little more than a decade, AIDS has been tranformed from an untreatable, rapidly fatal illness, into a manageable, chronic disease. Most of this tranformation has occurred in the past five years, accelerated by the advent of protease inhibitors and the proven benefits of combination antiretroviral therapy and prophylaxis against opportunistic infections. For people living with HIV/AIDS, these developments have offered unprecedented hope, and also new challenges. As reflected in the quotes above, some of the anxieties and anticipation of premature dying have been replaced by the uncertainties involved in living with a long-term, unpredictable illness. The role of caregivers for people with HIV/AIDS has also changed radically over this time. Earlier in the epidemic, we learned to accompany patients through illness, to bear witness, to advocate, to address issues of death, dying, and - reavement. The arrival of more effective therapy has brought with it new capabi- ties, but also new complexities, raising difficult problems concerning access to care, adherence, and toxicity.

Keywords

AIDS HIV HIV/AIDS Public Health prevention

Editors and affiliations

  • David G. Ostrow
    • 1
  • Seth C. Kalichman
    • 2
  1. 1.Howard Brown Health Center and University of Illinois/Chicago School of Public HealthChicago
  2. 2.Center for AIDS Intervention Research (CAIR)Medical College of WisconsinMilwaukee

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/b112230
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 2002
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-0-306-45973-3
  • Online ISBN 978-0-306-47159-9
  • Series Print ISSN 1566-0761
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