HIV/AIDS Reference Library for Nurses, Volume 1: Basic Information on AIDS

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Authors:
WHO Regional Office for the Western Pacific

Publication details

Publication date: 1993
Price: US $ 10
ISBN: 9290611111
Number of pages: 26

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Summary

Sets out basic facts about HIV infection and AIDS important for the growing number of nurses who will need to care for such patients in thier day-to-day work. Noting that HIV and AIDS represent a health problem of extraordinary scale and complexity, the book aims to give nurses and nurse educators a firm understanding of the virus, its mode of transmission, the clinical signs, symptoms and course of infection and disease, and the ethical as well as technical issues surrounding HIV screening. Information ranges from a description of the initial signs of infection, through a list of symptoms indicative of AIDS, to an overview of the most widely used tests for HIV screening.