Psychologist, researcher, educator and AIDS prevention counsellor
Seth C. Kalichman answers more than 350 of the most commonly asked
questions about HIV infection and AIDS. Culled from thousands of
questions posed to AIDS telephone hotlines and posted in Web
forums, this comprehensive guide offers the most current knowledge
from medical and behavioural sciences on prevention and treatment,
including advances in medications and the challenges that
treatments themselves pose to individuals with HIV. While most
people today are aware of AIDS, many have misconceptions about the
disease, such as how HIV and AIDS relate, how the virus is spread
(and how it is not), and what kinds of behaviour put one at risk.
Misinformation about AIDS breeds unwarranted fears and prejudice
and puts people at risk from infection. Kalichman sets the record
straight with clear guidance on issues such as sexuality and drug
use as well as testing and privacy, health care, legal issues and
the social challenges of living with HIV.