AIDS Taking a Long Term View FT Press Science

AIDS Taking a Long Term View FT Press Science

In this highly readable book, the Aids2031 Commissions experts report on AIDS first 50 years: the 30 years since first diagnosis, emerging trends, and how to create better outcomes between now and 2031. They address all facets of AIDS: science, public health, funding, treatments, social and societal impacts, and more.

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Childhood Sexuality and AIDS Education The Price of Innocence

Childhood Sexuality and AIDS Education The Price of Innocence

Primary schoolchildren are frequently shielded from education on sexuality and sexually transmitted diseases in an effort to protect their innocence. In countries like South Africa, where AIDS is particularly widespread, it is especially important to address prevention with younger boys and girls as active social agents with the capacity to engage with AIDS as gendered and sexual beings. This volume addresses the question of children’s understanding of AIDS, not simply in terms of their dependence but as active participants in the interpretation of their social worlds. The volume draws on an interview and ethnographic based study of young children in two socially diverse South African primary schools, as well as interviews conducted with teachers and mothers of young children. It shows how adults sustain the production of childhood sexual innocence, and the importance of scaling up programs in AIDS intervention, gender and sexuality. It makes significant contributions to the global debate around childhood sexualities, gender and AIDS education.

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Comprehensive Textbook of AIDS Psychiatry

Comprehensive Textbook of AIDS Psychiatry

Among the vast and rapidly growing field of AIDS research, there is an ample body of evidence supporting the fact that psychiatric treatment can decrease transmission, diminish suffering, improve adherence, and decrease morbidity and mortality. There is probably no other illness in which the connections between mind and body are so inextricably woven. But until now there has been no comprehensive textbook of AIDS psychiatry to guide clinicians towards providing much needed care. Using a biopsychosocial approach, this 41-chapter volume offers insight into the interface between the psychiatric, medical, and social dimensions of HIV and AIDS. Drawing on clinical experience as well as evidence-based medicine, this textbook provides a basic understanding of the comorbid medical and psychiatric conditions that cause distress, morbidity, and mortality in persons with HIV and AIDS, while at the same time examining the epidemic from the viewpoints of public health and public policy experts.

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Global Public Health Vigilance Creating a World on Alert 10 Routledge Studies in Science Technology and Society

Global Public Health Vigilance Creating a World on Alert 10 Routledge Studies in Science Technology and Society

About the Author Lorna Weir is Professor of Sociology, York University (Toronto). She specializes in health and social theory, publishing on birth (Pregnancy, Risk and Biopolitics: On the Threshold of the Living Subject, Routledge 2006), public health and sexuality. Her current research is on securitizing public health, governing synthetic biology, and sacrifice in biopolitics. Eric Mykhalovskiy is an associate professor of sociology at York University. His research explores the social organization of health knowledges and focuses empirically on HIV/AIDS. Most recently, with Marsha Rosengarten, he co-edited "HIV/AIDS in its Third Decade," a special issue of Social Theory and Health (2009).

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 Hearing Aids

Hearing Aids

Praise for this book: This book succeeds in its aim of providing a practically useful and theoretically sound comprehensive book on hearing aids ...It makes the most complicated concepts easy to understand, with excellent cross referencing ...I certainly wouldn't want to be without this book and I highly recommend it to everyone with an interest in hearing aids. -- Pauline Smith, ENT & Audiology News Key Features: * Completely revised to reflect the research and technological advances of the last decade* New chapters on directional microphones and the latest digital signal processing strategies* Extensive coverage of all aspects of open-canal, thin-tube hearing aids* Practical tips, tables, and procedures designed to be pinned on the walls of clinics* Each cross-referenced chapter builds on the previous chapters Hearing Aids, Second Edition, is a book within a book: * Each chapter has a one-page synopsis that captures the key concepts of each topic* The material that students most need is contained in marked paragraphs that flow after each other to form a coherent thin book inside the larger book* Intervening additional paragraphs add satisfying depth Written, comprehensively referenced, and extensively reviewed by leaders in the field, this book is ideal as a core graduate text as well as a standard reference for clinicians.

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The AIDS Conspiracy Science Fights Back

The AIDS Conspiracy Science Fights Back

Since the early days of the AIDS epidemic, many bizarre and dangerous hypotheses have been advanced to explain the origins of the disease. In this compelling book, Nicoli Nattrass explores the social and political factors prolonging the erroneous belief that the American government manufactured the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) to be used as a biological weapon, as well as the myth's consequences for behavior, especially within African American and black South African communities. Contemporary AIDS denialism, the belief that HIV is harmless and that antiretroviral drugs are the true cause of AIDS, is a more insidious AIDS conspiracy theory. Advocates of this position make a "conspiratorial move" against HIV science by implying its methods cannot be trusted and that untested, alternative therapies are safer than antiretrovirals. These claims are genuinely life-threatening, as tragically demonstrated in South Africa when the delay of antiretroviral treatment resulted in nearly 333,000 AIDS deaths and 180,000 HIV infections -- a tragedy of stunning proportions. Nattrass identifies four symbolically powerful figures ensuring the lifespan of AIDS denialism: the hero scientist (dissident scientists who lend credibility to the movement) the cultropreneur (alternative therapists who exploit the conspiratorial move as a marketing mechanism) the living icon (individuals who claim to be living proof of AIDS denialism's legitimacy) and the praise-singer (journalists who broadcast movement messages to the public). Nattrass also describes how pro-science activists have fought back by deploying empirical evidence and political credibility to resist AIDS conspiracy theories, which is part of the crucial project to defend evidence-based medicine.

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AIDS Narratives Gender and Sexuality Fiction and Science Gender and Genre in Literature

AIDS Narratives Gender and Sexuality Fiction and Science Gender and Genre in Literature

Review In this comprehensive and provocative work, Dr. Kruger first looks at how the scientific research community talks about AIDS, exposing a preconstructed narrative of sexist and homophobic thinking; he then explores how AIDS lives in contemporary novels, focusing on the power of the writer's imagination to tell another story, a story that forces us to see the limitations of our society's response to AIDS and the people that live with it. This book is marked by a passionate caring for how writers can make us think and feel anew, how their creative visions can move us away from predictable metaphors to texts that call us to action because they are complex, funny, challenging, and relentless. This book is an excellent academic study of literary texts; it is also a living engaged work that stays with the reader. We are all part of the narrative of AIDS.

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Drug Delivery and Development of Anti HIV Microbicides

Drug Delivery and Development of Anti HIV Microbicides

The worldwide impact of HIV/AIDS is well recognized. This book provides for the first time a thorough and critical overview of current aspects, recent developments, and trends in the formulation and drug delivery concerning anti-HIV microbicides by leading scientists in the field. Additionally, pertinent regulatory aspects and socioeconomical issues related to the subject are discussed.

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Encyclopedia of AIDS A Social Political Cultural and Scientific Record of the HIV Epidemic

Encyclopedia of AIDS A Social Political Cultural and Scientific Record of the HIV Epidemic

'This volume is unique because of its multidisciplinary approach to HIV/AIDS. Well organized, well researched, and well written, it is also without competition.' Reference Books Bulletin 'Libraries catering for school sixth forms, further education students and cultural studies undergraduates may find this to be a handy compendium.' Reference Reviews 'Its clear presentation and excellent cross-referencing and indexing make it a valuable resource in the reference library.' Library Association Record Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

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Know All About Manners Etiquettes a Comprehensive

Know All About Manners Etiquettes a Comprehensive

Etiquette is a code of behavior that influences expectations for social behavior according to contemporary conventionall1orms within a society, social class, or group. Rules of etiquette are usually unwritten, but aspects of etiquette have been codified from time to time. Rules of etiquette encompass most aspects of social interaction in any society, though the term itself is not commonly used. A rule of etiquette may reflect an underlying ethical code, or it may reflect a person's fashion or status.

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Wrongful Death The AIDS Trial

Wrongful Death The AIDS Trial

About the Author Stephen Davis is a former Arizona State Senator, Physician’s Assistant, captain of a whale and dolphin research ship, and a founding member and musical director for "Up With People." He won the George Washington Medal of Honor from Freedom Foundation in 1975. "I have never had a homosexual experience, nor have I ever used any recreational drugs. I am also HIV-negative and have never known anyone who had AIDS. In that sense, I am completely objective. But from the very beginning, probably from the combination of my medical training and my own personal experiences in government, I did not believe the media story that HIV caused AIDS, or that AIDS was contagious, or that it was transmitted by sexual contact. "However, I was not aware of all the political intrigue, lies, or money-motivated manipulations that have accompanied this medical disaster until I read Dr. Peter Duesberg's book, Inventing the AIDS Virus. The problem is that today we’re killing hundreds of thousands of innocent women and children in Africa with the very same drug that killed 300,000 Americans in ten years. After you read my novel, I hope you’ll take action to help stop this genocide."

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Applied Psychology for Social Work Transforming Social

Applied Psychology for Social Work Transforming Social

Psychology is an important part of the social work syllabus, usually studied as a separate module in the first year, but also integrated within the academic curriculum. This fully updated edition will help students understand the concepts of psychology and apply them to their own practice. It shows that, for social workers, it is important for psychology to be studied in the contexts of social care, as it offers potential explanations of complex aspects of human behaviour and development. An overview of the key psychological approaches is given and the author demonstrates how these can be applied to social work practice.

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Bench Aids for the Morphological Diagnosis of Anaemia

Bench Aids for the Morphological Diagnosis of Anaemia

The bench aids for the diagnosis of anaemia from blood film morphology are intended as a guide for both doctors and technical laboratory staff working in haematology and as a teaching aid for students and trainees. Following measurement of haemoglobin, examination of blood films is an essential part of haematological investigation. The bench aids consist of a series of photomicrographs of stained blood films with accompanying text, which provide guidance for diagnosing the cause of anaemia from the appearance of the films. They describe the features to be looked for and they demonstrate how diagnosis will often depend on comprehension of the whole picture as revealed in a blood film. The bench aids have been produced in a weatherproof plastic-sealed format that is robust and easy to use at the bench alongside the microscope. They are recommended for use by all health workers engaged in the routine diagnosis of anaemia.

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