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 ◄ Choices: All about HIV & AIDS by Neil M. Orr & David R. Patient (2008)
  This book is an up-to-date layman's guide to HIV and AIDS: Comprehensive, current, and easy to understand. In the rapidly-changing world of HIV and AIDS, standard HIV/AIDS Education material has become out of date, and in some instances, inaccurate. This book brings together all the current knowledge and research, including the latest information regarding concurrent relationships, ART treatment, circumcision, and the role of the Langerhans Cells.
 
Included is the 'standard' HIV/AIDS education information regarding transmission, prevention, testing, and treatment.
 
100mm x 210mm; 90 pages
 
ISBN: 978-1-77009-517-5
 
Published by: Jacana Media (Ltd), 2008, 10 Orange Street Sunnyside Auckland Park 2092 South Africa, +2711 628 3200, www.jacana.co.za

Index of Contents

Introduction: The Choice Is Yours

A Message From David Patient
A Message From Neil Orr

Part 1: Your Body

Cells
What Makes You Sick?
Germs & Infection
Diagnosing An Illness

Part 2: The Immune System

The Immune System
Lymph Glands
Antibodies
The Window Period
Boosting The Immune System

Part 3: Facts About HIV & AIDS

What Is HIV?
HIV Only Infects Some Cells
HIV Changes Its' Face
Getting Infected With HIV
How Long Does HIV Live Outside The Human Body?
Symptoms of HIV
What Is AIDS?
CD4 Counts (T-cell Counts)
The Viral Load Test
Antiretrovirals (ARVS)
Guidelines For Taking Arv Medicines
HIV and Sex Cells (Egg and Sperm)
HIV and Stis
Vaccines For HIV
Curing HIV and AIDS
Where Does HIV Come From?
a Brief History of HIV and AIDS

Part 4: HIV In Blood

The Three Rules of Blood and HIV
Donating Blood
Blood Transfusions
Blood On Blades and Needles
Touching Someone's Blood
Shaving Blades & Toothbrushes
Barbers
Dentists
Medical Accidents & Rape (PEP)
Mosquito and Insect Bites
Cloths, Bandages, and Sanitary Towels
Drugs and Alcohol

Part 5: HIV and Sex

Am I At Risk of Getting HIV?
Protected and Unprotected Sex
How People Get Infected With HIV In Sex
Why So Many People Are Getting HIV Through Sex
Women and HIV Infection
Marriage, Being Faithful, and Risk of Infection
Foreplay & Kissing
Oral Sex
Masturbation
Anal Sex
Using Sexual Objects
Sex With a Menstruating Woman
Contraceptive (family Planning) Pills
Sex With a Virgin

Part 6: How You Can not Get HIV

Casual Contact
Why You Cannot Get HIV From Casual Contact
Touching Someone Living With HIV

Part 7: Preventing HIV Infection In Sex

The ABC and ABCF of Preventing HIV Infection
Abstinence
Be Faithful & Monogamy
General Information About Condoms
Male Condoms
Female Condoms

Part 8: Getting Tested For HIV

VCT
HIV Status: HIV-positive Or HIV-negative
The HIV Test Checks For HIV Antibodies, Not HIV
Know Your Status - It Can Save Your Life!
The Rules of HIV Testing
Pre-test Counselling
The HIV Test Itself
Post-test Counselling If The Result Is HIV-positive
Post-test Counselling If The Result Is HIV-negative

Part 9: Living With HIV

How Will I Know If I Have HIV?
Blood Tests
Get Support
Disclosing Your Status
Cures, Treatment, and Vaccines
What Will Happen To Me?
Sex and Co-infection
Activities That Are Safe & Not Safe To Do
Can I Have Children?
How Friends and Relatives Can Support You
I Am Living With HIV

Part 10: HIV In The Workplace

The Law and HIV At Work
Working With Someone Who Lives With HIV
HIV-related Illness At Work

Part 11: Stigma

What Is Stigma?
What Is Internal Stigma?
How Is Stigma a Problem?
Is Stigma About HIV a New Thing?
I Don't Live With HIV: Why Should I Care About Stigma?
Is HIV God's Punishment For Sin?
Why Don't We Quarantine People Living With HIV?
How I Dealt With Stigma, ByĆ¢ David Patient

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