Brief description of the book: From the latest medical advice to practical tips for dealing with HIV-related problems – the most up-to-date and complete guide to managing life with HIV. Having HIV doesn’t mean your life is over. Far from it! We wrote this book to help people with HIV explore healthy ways to live the best life possible. With proper diagnosis and treatment, HIV has become a chronic condition similar to diabetes or heart disease. This is a big step forward and we all celebrate this advance, but having HIV can complicate your life. The book combines the latest medical advice, ideas from people living with HIV, and proven practices for self-management based on research conducted at Stanford University School of Medicine. It is completely redesigned and updated to include current care guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The practical, easy to understand content will help patients, friends, family members, and others who support anyone dealing with HIV. You will find tips, ideas, and resources about how to become an HIV self-manager. It is designed to help you learn the essential information and skills to manage your condition on a daily basis.
Background of the authors: Allison R. Webel, Kate Lorig, Diana Laurent, Virginia González, Allen L. Gifford, David Sobel, Marian Minor.
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