AIDS BOOK REVIEW JOURNAL No. 51

AIDS BOOK REVIEW JOURNAL

University of Illinois at Chicago

H. Robert Malinowsky

Editor

ISSN 1068-4174

Number 51-April, 1999


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915. HIV/AIDS Internet Information Sources and Resources, edited by Jeffrey T. Huber.
916. HIV Nursing and Symptom Management, edited by Mary Ropka, Ann Williams.
917. Surviving the Fall: The Personal Journey of an AIDS Doctor, by Peter A. Selwyn.
918. Apprentice of Fever: Poems, by Richard Tayson.
919. Childhood Trauma and HIV: Women at Risk, by Laura E. Whitmire, Lisa L. Harlow, Kathryn Quina, Patricia J. Morokoff.
920. AIDS: Facts, Issues, Choices, by Faith Hickman Brynie.
921. AIDS Under Pressure: Hyperbaric Medicine in the Management of HIV Disease, by Michelle Reillo.
922. Sex at Risk: Lifetime Number of Partners, Frequency of Intercourse, and the Low AIDS Risk of Vaginal Intercourse, by Stuart Brody.
923. Hope and Mortality: Psychodynamic Approaches to AIDS and HIV, edited by Mark J. Blechner.
924. Discourses of Counselling: HIV Counselling as Social Interaction, by David Silverman.
925. Hidden Epidemic: Confronting Sexually Transmitted Diseases, edited by Thomas R. Eng, William T. Butler.
926. Active Voice+: An Educational Publication for AIDS Activists, Advocates and People Living with HIV, Winter, 1998, published by the National Association of People with AIDS.
927. Medical Alert: issue 2, 1998; issue 1, 1999, published by the National Association of People with AIDS.
928. AIDS/STD News Report: Legislation, Funding, Grant Tips, R&D, News, December 9, 1998, published by CD Publications.
929. InfoPack, v.9, no.1, 1999, published by Community Prescription Service.
930. AIDS Education and Prevention: An Interdisciplinary Journal, v.10, no.6, December, 1998; v.11, no.1, February 1999; v.11, no.2, April, 1999, published by Guilford Publications.
931. POZ, January, February, March, April, May, 1999, published by POZ Publishing.

915. HIV/AIDS Internet Information Sources and Resources, edited by Jeffrey T. Huber. 1998. Harrington Park Press, 10 Alice St., Binghamton, NY 13904-1580. 165p., bibliog., index. (Health Care on the Internet, v. 2, nos. 2/3, 1998). ISBN 1-56023-117-3, 1-56023-117-3pbk. $34.95, $19.95pbk. (Descriptors: Computer Network Resources)

There is an increasing amount of HIV/AIDS-related information available in print and electronically. Trying to keep track of all that is available can be frustrating. This book contains "a selection of articles designed to highlight HIV/AIDS-specific Internet information sources and resources. The selection reflects the breadth and depth of information available, as well as issues surrounding developing and maintaining a Web presence, evaluating Internet sites, and locating relevant, reliable HIV/AIDS information." Each of the chapters is well written and contains additional resources to consult.

The titles of the chapters reflect the content: "The AIDS Community-Based Service Organization and the World-Wide Web: Decisions and Experiences in Creating a Web Site," by Sheree Huber Williams; "AIDS Service Organizations and Their Presence on the Internet," by Janet A. Ohles and Janette Pierce; "Building an HIV Internet Network of Community-Based Organizations," by Stephanie L. Normann and Donna Rochon; "Web Sites as Weapons in the War on HIV: Education and Prevention Geared to the New At-Risk Populations," by Gerald (Jerry) Perry; "Internet Resources for HIV+ Children and Adolescents," by Kris Riddlesperger; "Women's Place on the World-Wide Web: An Analysis of Sites Concerning HIV and Women," by Mary L. Gallaspy and Jeffrey T. Huber; "HIV-Related Internet News and Discussion Groups as Professional and Social Support Tools," by Sarah C. Fogel; "HIV/AIDS Information Resources and Services from the National Institutes of Health," by Gale A. Dutcher; "CDC's HIV/AIDS Resources on the Net," by Ann L. Poritzky; "Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM): Selected Internet Resources for HIV/AIDS," by Charles B. Wessel, Bruce A. Johnston, and Tamera E. Frech; "The Clinical Management of HIV Disease: Internet Resources on the World-Wide Web," by J. Michael Howe; and "Antiretroviral Drug Development and Information on the Internet," by Ed Casabar.

This is an excellent resource, but it should be kept in mind that URLs do change and some of these URLs may have changed at the time of this review. Nevertheless, this is a recommended title for all libraries.

916. HIV Nursing and Symptom Management, edited by Mary Ropka, Ann Williams. 1998. Jones and Bartlett, 40 Tall Pine Drive, Sudbury, MA 01776. 806p., bibliog., index. (Jones and Bartlett Series in Oncology). ISBN 0-7637-0544-6. $38.75. (Descriptors: Nursing; HIV Infections; Opportunistic Infections)

This excellent handbook "is designed to help nurses and other health care providers who care for patients across the spectrum of HIV infection--from early disease through long-term, end-stage care--make clinical decisions based on the best evidence available." The book is divided into four Units: "HIV Infection Overview," "HIV Common Clinical Problems," "HIV Special Treatment Considerations," and "HIV Special or Vulnerable Populations." The first unit provides introductory and background information that one needs to know for HIV management. Unit two is the most important part of the book, providing "state-of-the-art, evidence-based information for the management of clinical problems." The clinical problems that are covered include neurological manifestations, nutrition-related changes, fecal incontinence, respiratory changes, hematologic abnormalities, skin problems, psychosocial responses, fatigue, sleep alterations, visual changes, pain, and night sweats, fever, chills, and shivering.

The third unit covers special treatment considerations, including compliance, models of care, ethical issues for the clinician, and legal issues for the clinician. The last units delves into special or vulnerable populations that include women, infants, children, adolescents, substance abusers, Hispanics, and African-Americans. This is an extremely well-organized and well-written handbook that should be in all medical libraries as well as hospital and nursing facilities where nursing staff can sit and read the book on a regular basis.

917. Surviving the Fall: The Personal Journey of an AIDS Doctor, by Peter A. Selwyn. 1998. Yale University Press, PO Box 209040, New Haven, CT 06520-9040. 145p. ISBN 0-300-07126-4. $20.00. (Descriptors: Physicians; Biography)

This is a fascinating insight into the day-to-day life of an AIDS doctor, during the early days of the epidemic. It documents the first wave of the AIDS epidemic in the Bronx, revealing the pain and losses of the doctor's patients. Peter Selwyn spent years under the stress of working with patients who eventually died. It made him understand more fully what it meant to have a father, who apparently committed suicide when Peter was an infant, and to be a father to two children. He states: "The lives that I came to know, the struggles I witnessed, were not only engrossing in themselves but also gripping in their relevance to my own life. As one patient told me, "AIDS is kind of like life, just speeded up"..."Nobody gets out of this life alive."" This first decade provided an "opportunity to go through fear, pain, and darkness and come out on the other side."

A highly recommended book to anyone who has been touched by this dreaded disease called AIDS. All libraries should have multiple copies.

918. Apprentice of Fever: Poems, by Richard Tayson. 1998. Kent State University Press, PO Box 5190, Kent, OH 44242-0001. 70p. (Wick Poetry First Book Series). ISBN 0-87338-615-9. $12.00. (Descriptors: Poetry)

Richard Tayson teaches poetry workshops at the New School for Social Research. His poems have appeared in The Paris Review, The Kenyon Review, Crazyhorse, The 1997 Pushcart Prize, and Things Shaped in Passing: More Poets for Life Writing from the AIDS Pandemic.

"From the start, the book's immediacy is rooted in the day-to-day life of a man implicated in the AIDS epidemic; living on the edge; crossing, transforming, and transgressing boundaries; always, always paying extreme and active attention, which is the apotheosis of compassion, which is an act of love." There are 27 poems beginning with "Phone Sex" and ending with "Sacraments." In between are such poems as "Fever," "My Mother Asks if Men Make Love Face to Face," "Nightsweats," "Remembering the Man Who Molested Me," and "Ascension." These are beautifully written poems, meant to be read and re-read. Tayson has portrayed the life of an AIDS-infected man with wit and passion. He draws you into the life of this person to the point that it makes you squirm and think about yourself. A recommended book for all academic libraries.

919. Childhood Trauma and HIV: Women at Risk, by Laura E. Whitmire, Lisa L. Harlow, Kathryn Quina, Patricia J. Morokoff. 1999. Brunner/Mazel, 325 Chestnut St., Philadelphia, PA 19106. 199p., illus., bibliog., index. ISBN 0-87630-947-3, 0-87630-948-1pbk. $59.95, $29.95pbk. (Descriptors: Women; Risk Factors; Child Sexual Abuse)

The number of women with HIV and AIDS has increased at an alarming rate from 7% of the total cases in 1985 to 16% at the end of 1997. Even more alarming is that of these 16%, 56% are African American and 20% are Hispanic and the majority of the women are of childbearing age, 79% were between the ages of 20 and 44 at the time of being diagnosed with AIDS.

This books discusses the theory that childhood sexual abuse may be a risk factor for HIV. It covers such topics as long-term consequences of childhood sexual abuse, relationship between childhood sexual abuse and family environment, and the family-of-origin environment. There is an excellent chapter that covers the "differential effects of childhood sexual abuse," providing case examples and histories. Several models are presented that analyze the theories that are presented with an extensive discussion of these various theories.

The final results "make clear that no one experience locks a woman into a pattern of risky sexual behavior." However, childhood abuse does have serious consequences that greatly increases a woman's risk of adult sexual assault. It is shown that learning sexual assertiveness and sexual empowerment can be an effective way to decrease risky sexual behavior. The final sentence in the book is something for all counselors, researchers, academics, and laypeople to recognize: "Work to overcome the vulnerability resulting from a history of victimization is essential to women's health promotion." This is a recommended book for all libraries.

920. AIDS: Facts, Issues, Choices, by Faith Hickman Brynie. 1997. PPI Publishing, PO Box 292239, Kettering, OH 45429. 117p., bibliog., index. (PPI Book #596). ISBN 1-57515-089-1. $7.95. (Descriptors: Medical Aspects; Social Aspects; General)

This small book for the layperson provides much factual information about AIDS and HIV as well as touching on the various issues and choices that are available. "AIDS raises many questions, only a few of which can be answered with certainty. Still, one fact is sure: AIDS is a global epidemic that, in one way or another, touches us all." The 8 chapters cover: "What is AIDS?," "News from the Laboratory," "Medicine Offers Health and Hope," "Attitudes and Issues," "AIDS and the Law," "Prevention," "The Global Epidemic," and "AIDS and You."

The book stresses abstinence, but indicates that three out of four high school students have sex by the end of their senior year. The answer, then, to risky behavior is to always use a condom. Also stressed is education and communication. Probably the most important slogan that can be posted is: "Don't inject drugs, but if you do, don't share needles. Don't have sex, but if you do, use a condom." A recommended book for all public and school libraries.

921. AIDS Under Pressure: Hyperbaric Medicine in the Management of HIV Disease, by Michelle Reillo. 1997. Hogrefe & Huber, PO Box 2487, Kirkland, WA 98083-2487. 124p., illus., bibliog. ISBN 0-88937-153-9. $39.50. (Descriptors: Treatment; Hyperbaric Oxygenation)

"Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) is the treatment of an individual with oxygen compressed to a specific pressure, which is determined by the disorder to be treated." In 1990 HBOT was initiated among patients with late-stage AIDS, whose life expectancy at the time was two years. Now, 6 years later, more than half of those that were treated are alive and not using oral antiviral therapy.

This small book presents the findings of this therapy to combat many of the AIDS complications such as pulmonary, neurologic, dermatologic, and ocular. This therapy is surrounded by much controversy within the medical community. However, there are over 300 hyperbaric chambers in the United States. This therapy is considered standard care in Europe, Japan, and Russia. If one would like to use this therapy, you have to be referred by a physician. There is information on the Internet about HBOT or you can call the American College of Hyperbaric Medicine or the Undersea Hyperbaic Medical Society. A recommended book for all medical libraries.

922. Sex at Risk: Lifetime Number of Partners, Frequency of Intercourse, and the Low AIDS Risk of Vaginal Intercourse, by Stuart Brody. 1997. Transaction Publishers, 35 Berrue Circle, Piscataway, NJ 08854-8042. 222p., bibliog., index. ISBN 1-56000-309-X. $32.95. (Descriptors: Transmission; Risk Factors; Heterosexuals)

This book is a comprehensive review of the scientific literature dealing with the transmission of AIDS. In reviewing the literature, Brody "concludes by discussing what AIDS reveals about how politically correct thought impedes scientific progress, when taboo themes, regardless of their validity, cannot be pursued." This is a factual but controversial book. Brody challenges some of the methodology that has been used in AIDS/HIV behavioral research and he looks deeply at the reasons "that fear of AIDS transmission from vaginal intercourse has spread so widely and profoundly."

The book is divided into 3 parts: "Lifetime Number of Sexual Partners," "Frequency of Sexual Intercourse," and "The Low AIDS Risk of Vaginal Intercourse." In his conclusion, Brody states among several points that poor hygiene and fecal contact contribute to AIDS risk; blacks may have a greater susceptibility to AIDS than whites; AIDS risk for healthy heterosexuals in the industrialized world remains low; AIDS incidence appears to be declining; condoms are of dubious value; there is an overestimation of AIDS risks; politics tend to severely exaggerate the estimate of AIDS risk for healthy heterosexuals; and injection and anal routes appear to be the only significant pathways for HIV infection. Yes, this is a controversial book, but it is based on a review of the literature and, therefore, needs to be considered by all who are doing research, especially medical doctors, clinicians, and those interested in the sociology and psychology of knowledge.

A recommended book for all academic and medical libraries.

923. Hope and Mortality: Psychodynamic Approaches to AIDS and HIV, edited by Mark J. Blechner. 1997. Analytic Press, 101 West St., Hillsdale, NJ 07642. 258p., bibliog., index. ISBN 0-88163-223-6. $45.00. (Descriptors: Psychology; HIV Infections; Psychotherapy Methods; Attitude to Death)

Psychotherapy is an extremely important therapy for HIV positive individuals and those with full blown AIDS. The disease, itself, has forced many psychological changes. "It forced us to rethink our relation to sickness and health, to mortality, sexuality, drug use, and what we consider valuable in life." The 4 well-written and detailed chapters cover: "Psychodynamic Approaches to AIDS and HIV," "Modifying Psychotherapeutic Methods When Treating the HIV-Positive Patient," "Treatment of Children and Parents in Families with AIDS," and "Gidget Goes to Sing-Sing: An Interpersonal Therapeutic Approach to HIV-Positive Substance Abusers." The last half of the book consists of 8 case studies.

"All of the therapies described in this book are full of life, revealing the give-and-take of two individual presences." It provides an insight on how the therapists speaks, works, and thinks. Psychoanalytic and psychodynamic treatments are nothing if they are not alive, this book illustrates this very well. It is a recommended book for all academic and medical libraries. "It will instruct and challenge all mental health professionals, and provide hope and enlightenment to anyone dealing with a life-threatening condition."

924. Discourses of Counselling: HIV Counselling as Social Interaction, by David Silverman. 1997. Sage Publications, 2455 Teller Road, Thousand Oaks, CA 91320. 244p., bibliog., index. ISBN 0-8039-7661-5, 0-8039-7662-3pbk. $69.95, $21.95pbk. (Descriptors: Counselling; Communication; Social Aspects),

This book is the product of research that began in 1988 and is based largely on transcripts of tape-recordings of the counselling and advice-giving received by people who request an HIV test. The analysis of these tapes is a method called conversation analysis or CA. CA is concerned with the organization of talk. Part one of the book discusses HIV counselling and the basic methodological issues. This is followed by "Communication in HIV Counselling" which covers the communication formats in HIV counselling. Part three looks at delicate discussions and part four at advice-giving. The concluding chapter covers counselling as a discourse of enablement and implications for practice.

This book is recommended for all academic and medical libraries. It will be of interest to researchers and students of counselling, psychotherapy and associated helping professions, especially those working with HIV positive individuals. "The book will also be essential reading for researchers and students in the traditions of sociological work on interactionism, conversation analysis and ethnomethodology, applying these approaches in a sophisticated manner to the interactional and conversational strategies adopted in a health promotion environment."

925. Hidden Epidemic: Confronting Sexually Transmitted Diseases, edited by Thomas R. Eng, William T. Butler. 1997. National Academy Press, 2101 Constitution Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20418. 432p., bibliog., index. ISBN 0-309-05495-8. $39.95. (Descriptors: Sexually Transmitted Diseases; Prevention and Control; Epidemiology; Health Policy)

This is a report of the Committee on Prevention and Control of Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Institute of Medicine, Division of Health Promotion and Disease Prevention. The Committee concludes that there is not an effective national system for STD prevention and that STDs are a severe health burden in the United States. From the report the Committee provided a vision: "An effective system of services and information that supports individuals, families, and communities in preventing STDs, including HIV infection, and ensures comprehensive, high-quality STD-related health services for all persons."

This book goes into great detail discussing all aspects of STDs. The introductory chapter provides the study methods, focus of the report, and the focus of the chapters. The next 5 chapters cover: "The Neglected Health and Economic Impact of STDs," "Factors that Contribute to the Hidden Epidemic," "Prevention of STDs," "Current STD-Related Services," and "Establishing an Effective National System to Prevent STDs." This is an extremely thorough report that requires much uninterrupted reading. There are several appendices that provide much documentation, including a list of sexually transmitted pathogens and associated diseases, syndromes, and complications; characteristics of major STDs in the United States, estimates of the economic burden of STDs, STD-related services among managed care organizations serving high-risk populations, and examples of community-based programs for providing clinical services for STDs.

A highly recommended book for all academic and medical libraries.

926. Active Voice+: An Educational Publication for AIDS Activists, Advocates and People Living with HIV, Winter, 1998, edited by Terje Anderson. NAPWA, 1413 K St. NW, Washington, DC 2005-3442. free with donation. (Descriptors: Advocacy, Education)

This small newsletter is an educational publication of the National Association of People with AIDS (NAPWA). It provides an outlet for the educational voice of PWAs. This issue has articles on: "Bragdon vs. Abott;" "Across the Great Divide: How to Move from Research to Reality," by Mike Shriver; "HIV/AIDS and Substance Abuse: More Advocacy is Needed to Produce Better Policy," by Christine Lubinski; and "HIV Prevention: Assuring Accountability," by David Holtgrave. A recommended newsletter.

927. Medical Alert, Issue 2, 1998; Issue 1, 1999, edited by Charles Nelson. NAPWA, 1413 K St. NW, Washington, DC 20005-3442. free with contribution of $25.00. (Descriptors: Medical Aspects; Treatments)

This small newsletter provides information on new medical treatments for HIV/AIDS. Issue 2, 1998 contains articles on: "Reflections on the 12th World AIDS Conference," "Resistance: The Lago Maggiore Meeting, and More," "Merck Discontinues Evaluation of Twice-Daily Crixivan in Combo with NRTIs," and "Sustiva: First Once Daily Anti-HIV Drug Gets FDA Approval. Issue 1, 1999 contains articles on: "Fat City: Overview of Metabolic Problems Associated with HIV Therapies," "Highlights from the 6th Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections," "Trends in Sexually Transmitted Diseases," "Sugar Blues: Coping with HIV-Related Diabetes," and FDA Approves 15th Drug to Treat HIV/AIDS: Ziagen." A recommended newsletter.

928. AIDS/STD News Report: Legislation, Funding, Grant Tips, R&D, News, December 9, 1998. CD Publications, 8204 Fento St., Silver Spring, MD 20910. ISSN 1083-3064. Twice monthly, $329.00/year. (Descriptors: Legislation; Funding; Grantsmanship; Research and Development)

This twice monthly newsletter was formerly titled AIDS News Alert. This newsletter provides grant listings from federal, private, and corporate sources; proposal writing tips; updates on successful programs; and the latest news on AIDS/STD federal/state legislation, research, and successful programs. It provides document delivery of articles referenced in the newsletter. Although expensive, it does provide a great deal of information for researchers. Articles in this issue included: "Funding for Substance Abuse to Benefit AIDS," "Ten Funders are Standing by to Grant Dollars," "Survey Shows Teens Personally Touched by HIV," "Veteran's Agency to Focus on AIDS Outpatient Care," and "Data Reveals More STDs, Financial Burden on States." A recommended publication.

929. InfoPack, v.9, no.1, 1999, edited by Lillian Thiemann. Community Prescription Service, PO Box 1937 Old Chelsea Station, New York, NY 10113. Free to HIV-positive individuals and healthcare providers. (Descriptors: Medical Aspects; Treatments)

This newsletter focuses on therapies and drug treatments for HIV/AIDS. This issue contains articles on: "In It for the Future: An Overview of Evolving Treatments and Attitudes," by Dawn Averitt; "Show Me the Data!: A Singular Look at HIV Treatment," by Tim Horn; "Live and Learn: A Perspective on Hasty Decision Making," by Frank Carbone; and "HIV Treatment Activism 101: Teaching Basic History and the Skills of Organization in Activism." It, also, contains a list of currently used drugs giving name and abbreviation, commercial name and manufacturer, dosing requirements, virologic efficacy as monotherapy, immunologic efficacy as monotherapy, and major side effects. This is a highly recommended newsletter providing the latest information for those who need to know.

930. AIDS Education and Prevention: An Interdisciplinary Journal, v.10, no.6, December, 1998; v.11, no.1, February, 1999; v.11, no.2, April, 1999, edited by Francisco S. Sy. Guilford Publications, 72 Spring St., New York, NY 10012. ISSN 0899-9546. $155.00 institutions, $44.00 individuals. (Descriptors: Education; Prevention)

This excellent journal, published 6 times per year continues to provide state-of-the-art information about AIDS and related issues. It serves as an outlet for "original contributions that highlight existing and theoretical models of AIDS education and prevention, including their development, implementation, and evaluation."

Articles in v.10, no.6, December, 1998 include: "Effects of an HIV Risk Reduction Project on Sexual Risk Behavior of Low-Income STD Patients," by Ann O'Leary, Timothy K. Ambrose, Marcela Raffaelli, Edward Maibach, Loretta Sweet Jemmott, John B. Jemmott, III, Erich Labouvie, David Celentano; "Maintenance of Safe Sex Behavior by HIV-Serodiscordant Heterosexual Couples," by Joan H. Skurnick, Judith Abrams, Cheryl A. Kennedy, Suzanne N. Valentine, Janice R. Cordell; "An Investigation of the Effects of HIV on the Sex Lives of Infected Individuals," by Denis A. Cranson, Sandra L. Caron; "A Preliminary Evaluation of a Modified Needle-Cleaning Intervention Using Bleach Among Injection Drug Users," by Robert G. Carlson, Jichuan Wang, Harvey A. Siegal, Russel S. Falck; "Alcohol and AIDS-Related Sexual Behavior Among Hispanics: Acculturation and Gender Differences," by Alice M. Hines, Raul Caetano; "Condom Use as a Dependent Variable: Measurement Issues Relevant to HIV Prevention Programs," by Richard A. Crosby; "Evaluation of an AIDS Training Program for Traditional Healers in the Central African Republic," by Pierre Somse, Michael K. Chapko, Jean B. Wata, Pascal Bondha, Benoit Gonda, Diana Johnson, Ann Downer, Ann Marie Kimball; and "HIV-Related Attitudes and Risk Behavior of Young Adolescent Mothers," by Larry K. Brown, Kevin J. Lourie, Patricia Flanagan, Pamela High.

Volume 11, no. 1, February, 1999 contains: "Predictors of Failure to Return for HIV Test Result and Counseling by Test Site Type," by Fred Molitor, Robert A. Bell, Steven R. Truax, Juan D. Ruiz, Richard K. Sun; "Psychosocial Correlates of Voluntary HIV Antibody Testing in College Students," by Nancy Dorr, Sarah Krueckeberg, Alan Strathman, Mark D. Wood; "Voluntary HIV Testing in Prison: Do Women Inmates at High Risk for HIV Accept HIV Testing?," by Niki U. Cotten-Oldenburg, B. Kathleen Jordan, Sandra L. Martin, Laura S. Sadowski; "Correlates of Condom Use Stage of Change: Implications for Intervention," by Michel Polacsek, David D. Celentano, Patricia O'Campo, John Santelli; "Hope and Resilience in Suicide Ideation and Behavior of Gay and Bisexual Men Following Notification of HIV Infection," by Karolynn Siegel, Ilan H. Meyer; "Experiences of 100 Men Who Have Sex with Men Using the Reality Condom for Anal Sex," by Steven Givson, William McFarland, Dan Wohlfeiler, Kurt Scheer, Mitchell H. Katz; and "Factors Influencing Attitudes Within AIDS Service Organizations Toward the Use of Research-Based HIV Prevention Interventions," by Wayne DiFranceisco, Jeffrey A. Kelly, Laura Otto-Salaj, Timothy L. McAuliffe, Anton M. Somalai, Kristin Hackl, Timothy G. Heckman, David R. Holtgrave, David J. Rompa.

Volume 11, no.2, April, 1999 contains: "Heterosexual Men's Attitudes Toward the Female Condom," by David Wyatt Seal, Anke A. Ehrhardt; "The Women and Infants Demonstration Project: An Integrated Approach to AIDS Prevention and Research," by Martha Ann Terry, Jon Liebman, Bobbie Person, Lisa Bond, Carla Dillard-Smith, Chrystal Tunstall; "Do Actions Speak Louder Than Words? Perceived Peer Influences on Needle Sharing and Cleaning in a Sample of Injection Drug Users," by Wesley E. Hawkins, Carl Latkin, Wallace Mandel, Maria Oziemkowska; "HIV Risk Behaviors, Intentions, and Perceptions Among Namibian Youth as Assessed by a Theory-Based Questionnaire," by Bonita F. Stanton, Ann M. Fitzgerald, Xiaoming Li, Hannu Shipena, Izabel B. Ricardo, Jennifer S. Galbraith, Nancy Terreri, Johan Strijdom, Victoria Hangula-Ndlovu, Joshua Kahihuata; "Persuasive Communication About AIDS Prevention: Need for Cognition Determines the Impact of Message Format," by Arnold B. Bakker; "Knowledge, Attitudes, Beliefs, and Practices about HIV/AIDS in Kuwait," by Rashed Al-Owaish, Mohamed A. A. Moussa, Shakil Anwar, Hind Al-Shoumer, Promila Sharma; and "Prepubertal Boys' Sexual Behavior and Behavior Problems," by Heino F. L. Meyer-Bahlburg, Curtis L. Dolezal, Gail A. Wasserman, Beatriz M. Jaramillo.

931. POZ, January, February, March, April, May, 1999, edited by Walter Armstrong. Poz, 349 W. 12th St., New York, NY 10014. ISSN 1075-5705. Monthly, $17.97. (Descriptors: Treatments; Popular; Social Aspects)

POZ continues to be a well-read publication, containing articles, news items, columns of current information, profiles, and up-to-date drug treatment information. The magazine is intended for those who are HIV positive, providing advertisements of drugs and other items of interest to those individuals. The articles can be entertaining, provocative, informative, and educational. The January issue contains the following: "The Best, Worst and Weirdest of 1998," "Countdown Y2K," by Martin Delaney, "State of Emergence," and "Numb and Number: Painful Neuropathy." There, also, are profiles of Rusti Miller-Hill and Richard Daniels as well as a list of resources for African-American HIV positive individuals. The February issue covers the highly controversial sexual encounter call barebacking or simply put, having very unsafe sex, plus "Secrets and Lies: Telling Kids They Have HIV," "Brain Darain: for Those with the Nasty Neurologic Infection PML," and "All in the Family." Profiles cover Larry Kramer, David Webster, Sue Saunders, Clark Reed, Michael Onstott, James Eagleton, Steve Berman, Ila Mae Eagleton, Chrisanne Blankenship, Alexandra Billings, Kevin Irvine, and Karen Tamley. The March issue contains: "Naming Names: Will the Squabble over HIV Reporting Tear Us Apart?," "Dog Days in Malibu: Greg Louganis," "Breathless: Anemia," and "Born in Flames: The Short Life and Long Legacy of David Wojnarowicz." Profiles cover Adrian Brooks, Edward Clayton, Onyx Teasley, and Steve Kovacev. There, also, is a good review of treatment newsletters.

The April issue contains: "L.A. Confidential," "the High Cost of Living," "Fat Chance," and "How to make Art in an Epidemic." Profiles cover Ron Rosa, Michelle Lopez, Don Kao, Roy Mead, and Linda Grinberg. There, also, is a short list of resources for heterosexuals who are HIV positive. The May issue contains: "A POZ Family Album: a review of POZ since its first issue, May, 1994," "The Way We Live Now," and "Honeymoon to HAARTache." HAART is Highly Active Anti-Retroviral Therapy. This issue contains a HAART chart that lists the side effects reported with incidence rates of Saquinavir, Ritonavir (Norvir), Indinavir (Crixivan), Nelfinavir (Viracept), Amprenavir (Agenerase), AZT, 3TC (Epivir), d4T (Zerit), ddC (Hivid), ddI (Videx), Abacavir (Ziagen), Adefovir (Preveon), Nevirapine (Viramune), Delavirdine (Rescriptor), and Efavirenz (Sustiva).


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