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Biomedical Advances in HIV Prevention: Social and Behavioral Perspectives


Lisa A. Eaton and Seth C. Kalichman, editors


Three decades into the epidemic, a great deal is known about HIV and its transmission, more people are living with the disease, and the virus is no longer seen as a death sentence. But new people continue to be infected with HIV each year, making prevention strategies that are medically effective and behaviorally engaging as urgent a priority as ever.



Biomedical Advances in HIV Prevention: Social and Behavioral Perspectives assembles the latest improvements, barriers to implementation, and possibilities for--and challenges to--future progress. Innovations such as pre-exposure prophylaxis (antiretroviral regimens for the high-risk uninfected) and treatment as prevention (early use of ART to reduce infectiousness of new patients) are examined, as are current findings on ongoing prevention and treatment concerns.


Contributors illuminate the complex realities entailing adherence, pointing out technological, behavioral, and cultural roadblocks as well as opportunities to significantly reduce infection rates. Detailed up-to-the-minute coverage includes:



  • Prevention services for persons living with HIV

  • Adherence to HIV treatment as prevention and pre-exposure prophylaxis

  • Advocating for rectal microbicides and safe lubricants

  • Mental health and substance use in the scale-up of HIV prevention

  • Risk compensation in response to HIV prevention

  • Implementing biomedical HIV prevention advances: reports from South Africa, Uganda, Australia, Thailand, United States, Ecuador, and Peru


Researchers, practitioners, and policy makers working in the fields of HIV/AIDS and public health will look toward Biomedical Advances in HIV Prevention: Social and Behavioral Perspectives as both a means for developing and assessing current programs and a blueprint for the next generation of prevention efforts.


Further information

Illustrations Note:
13 SW-Abb., 13 Tabellen
remarks:

Only available book focusing in the rise in importance of behavioral research in the field of HIV / AIDS prevention


Of interest to public health researchers in both biomedicine who need to understand what behavioral intervention work with specific populations


Provides professional insight into the major paradigm shift occurring in the field of HIV prevention


Media Type:
Buch
Publisher:
Springer US
Biography Artist:
Seth C. Kalichman received his Ph.D. in Clinical-Community Psychology from the University of South Carolina in 1990. He has served on the faculties of Loyola University of Chicago, Georgia State University, and the Medical College of Wisconsin. He is currently a Professor in the Psychology Department at the University of Connecticut. He is the Director of the Social Processes of AIDS graduate training program. Dr. Kalichman has conducted AIDS prevention and treatment research since 1990 and his research has been continuously funded by the National Institutes of Health since 1994. He has published over 300 articles in peer-reviewed scientific journals, edited two books on AIDS. He dedicates his time to conducting HIV/AIDS behavioral research, focusing on developing and testing behavioral interventions to prevent the spread of HIV and minimize the adverse effects of HIV infection. He is the Director of the Southeast HIV-AIDS Research and Evaluation (SHARE) Project, community-based collaborative research group in Atlanta, Georgia and Cape Town, South Africa. He was the 1997 recipient of the Distinguished Scientific Award for Early Career Contribution to Psychology in Health, awarded by the American Psychological Association and the 2005 Distinguished Scientist Award from the Society for Behavioral Medicine. He is the Editor-in-chief of the peer-reviewed scientific journal AIDS and Behavior and the author of five books, including Denying AIDS: Conspiracy Theories, Pseudoscience, and Human Tragedy.
Review:
From the reviews:

"A well-qualified international panel of authors provides an update on the latest effective biomedical technologies as well as a unique focus on the psychosocial factors that undermine implementation of the biomedical advances in HIV prevention. ... Students, academics, clinicians, and policymakers all will find something of relevance in this book. ... Detailed tables and figures in most chapters help summarize a wealth of information. The references are extensive and up to date." (Thomas P. Guck, Doody's Book Reviews, March, 2014)
Language:
Englisch
Number of Pages:
288
summary:

Notable for its dedicated focus on social and behavioral approaches to HIV/AIDS prevention, this volume tracks the latest research in a field with a fast-rising profile. It includes reports from around the world on HIV/AIDS projects putting the theory to use.


Master Data

Product Type:
Hardback book
Release date:
09 October 2013
Package Dimensions:
0.239 x 0.16 x 0.023 m; 0.522 kg
GTIN:
09781461488446
DUIN:
GPVKTCFA5DD
Manufacturer Part Number:
13 black & white illustrations
£149.18
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