Aging with HIV: Psychological, Social, and Health Issues by Janice E. Nichols,David C. Speer,Betty J. Watson,Mary

By Janice E. Nichols,David C. Speer,Betty J. Watson,Mary Watson,Tiffany L. Vergon,Colette M. Vallee,Joan M. Meah

In 1998, nearly 30 million humans world wide have been residing with HIV/AIDS, approximately five million of whom grew to become contaminated that 12 months. The epidemic maintains to extend, with an expected doubling time of 10 years, making AIDS the prime infectious reason behind demise prior to tuberculosis and malaria. Even within the U.S.A. the place the loss of life price from AIDS is declining because of powerful drug treatments, HIV an infection charges proceed to climb in numerous inhabitants teams. the superiority of AIDS between humans over the age of fifty is progressively expanding, and so much older everyone is unprepared to handle it for a couple of purposes, together with the common ache with concerns sexual and gay and the assumption that aged everyone is no longer sexually lively and consequently now not at risk.

This advisor for care services seeks to teach and tell readers in regards to the problems and issues that accompany the affliction in older humans. hence, whereas the appendix contains technical descriptions of method, facts, and effects, the narratives within the chapters describing the findings and their useful implications are written in layman's language. issues coated contain biomedical points, demographics, sexuality, stressors, psychological wellbeing and fitness, older ladies, and sufferer care, all of that are supported by way of case studies.

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