University of Illinois at Chicago

H. Robert Malinowsky


ISSN 1068-4174

Number 59-September/November, 2000

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1028. Respiratory Infections in Patients with HIV, edited by Henry Masur.
1029. Smearing the Queer: Medical Bias in the Health Care of Gay Men, by Michael Scarce.
1030. Catholic Ethicists on HIV/AIDS Prevention, edited by James F. Keenan.
1031. Coping with HIV Infection: Psychological and Existential Responses in Gay Men, by Lena Nilsson Schonnesson, Michael W. Ross.
1032. Encyclopedic Dictionary of AIDS-Related Terminology, by Jeffery T. Huber, Mary L. Gillaspy.
1033. Understanding Cultural Diversity: Culture, Curriculum, and Community in Nursing, by Mary Lebreck Kelley, Virginia Macken Fitzsimons.
1034. How to Have Theory in An Epidemic: Cultural Chronicles of AIDS, by Paula A. Treichler.
1035. Alcohol and Drug Wild Card: Substance Use and Psychiatric Problems in People with HIV, by Joan E. Zweben.
1036. HIV and Social Interaction, edited by Valerian J. Derlega, Anita P. Barbee.
1037. Beyond Sexuality, by Tim Dean.
1038. Antivirals Against AIDS, edited by Ronald E. Unger, Jorg Kreuter, Helga Rubsamen-Waigmann.
1039. Medical Management of AIDS, 6th edition by Merle A. Sande Paul A. Volberding.
1040. UCSF AIDS Health Project Guide to Counseling: Perspectives on Psychotherapy, Prevention, and Therapeutic Practice, edited by James W. Dilley, Robert Marks.
1041. AIDS Education and Prevention: Interdisciplinary Journal, v. 12, no. 1-5, suppl to 5.

1028. Respiratory Infections in Patients with HIV, edited by Henry Masur. 1999. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 227 East Washington Square, Philadelphia, PA 19106-3780. 238p., bibliog., index. ISBN 0-7817-2026-5. $24.95. (Descriptors: Respiratory Infections; Complications; Opportunistic Infections)

This book "is a practical guide to approaching upper and lower respiratory syndromes in patients with HIV infection." Respiratory infections are among the most common complications in patients with HIV infection and, as a result, they need quick treatment so that they can be brought under control. It is important for physicians to become familiar with the range of potential pathogens that cause upper and lower respiratory infections so that they can be diagnosed and therapy be prescribed. The first two parts of this small guide discuss epidemiology and the diagnostic approach to pulmonary disease. The bulk of the book then discusses specific pathogens, including bacterial pathogens, atypical agents, and respiratory viruses, followed by specific pathogens of Pneumocystis carinii Pneumonia, Mycobacterial Disease, Cytomegalovirus, Herpes Simplex, Varicella-Zoster Infections, Fungal Infections, Kaposi's Sarcoma, and Lymphomas. Advice is given on how to prevent respiratory disease.

The last part of the book covers drug interactions, including an appendix of drugs and vaccines for management of respiratory infections. The text is brief and to the point with extensive references at the end of each chapter. This is a recommended book for practicing physicians and a must book for all health science libraries.

1029. Smearing the Queer: Medical Bias in the Health Care of Gay Men, by Michael Scarce. 1999. Haworth Press, 10 Alice St., Binghamton, NY 13904-1580. 199p., bibliog., index. ISBN 0-7890-0410-0, 1-56023-926-3pbk. $39.95, $17.95pbk. (Descriptors: Medical Care; Heterosexism; Gay Men)

Books on gay men's health are difficult to find. There are many books that deal with lesbian health but the gay man is left on his on. As a result, most doctors do not know how to treat the many diseases that are mostly unique to gay men. Here is a book that should help change the outlook on gay men health. It will open your eyes to how gay men's access to health care is limited by homophobia embedded in health sciences. There have been great scientific strides in recognizing the importance of gay men's health, including new technologies. "This book represents an attempt to begin a critical examination of these technologies both within and outside the context of AIDS, interrogating how health scientists use these tools to classify and characterize differing forms of sexuality, why some gay men appropriate these technologies for unintended and often unapproved use, the criteria by which access to these technologies is granted or restricted, and more broadly, how new applications of health science will continue to dramatically shape gay men's lives over time."

The first chapter covers the "gay bowel syndrome," while the second chapter goes into the use of the female condom. The third chapter covers condomless condoms and the issue of rectal microbicides and the next chapter goes into a discussion of the smear for microscopic examination. Finally the fifth chapter discusses the use of Viagra among gay men. These are very well written essays that will open your eyes to facts and fallacies that every physician should be aware of, regardless of whether they are in an isolated rural area or in the inner city. We are beginning to put AIDS into a controllable category, it is now time to focus on gay men's health as it should be--not a scare topic to encourage safer sex. This is a highly recommended book for all physicians and a recommended book for public, school, and academic libraries. Some of the discussion is frank and up front but accurate.

1030. Catholic Ethicists on HIV/AIDS Prevention, edited by James F. Kenan, assisted by Jon D.Fuller, Lisa Sowle Cahill, Kevin Kelly. 2000. Continuum International Publishing Group, 370 Lexington Ave., New York, NY 10017. 351p., bibliog., index. ISBN 0-8264-1251-3, 0-8264-1230-0pbk. $50.00, $24.95pbk. (Descriptors: Prevention; Moral and Ethical Aspects; Religious Aspects; Catholic Church)

The Roman Catholic Church is one of the largest health and social providers in the world. They are compassionate in treating those who are already HIV positive or have full blown AIDS. However, they have a problem in advocating HIV prevention in every way that is recommended, especially the use of condoms. This has become an ethical dilemma that has divided congregations throughout the world. This book is the result of a seminar that was held several years ago that explored the relationship between the AIDS epidemic and the Catholic Church. The primary goal of the essays that are presented here is to look at "the problematic that certain moral positions adopted by church personnel are at odds with some relatively effective HIV-prevention measures favored by Catholic health workers involved in the pandemic."

The first part of the book contains 26 cases from around the world that describe the complexity of HIV prevention, "illustrating the relevance of local issues and concerns, but demonstrating the ability of the Catholic moral theological tradition to address HIV prevention." The second part consists of 7 essays that "address transglobally the fundamental moral issues that theologicans recognize in HIV prevention." The various essays that are presented cover a wide area of the world, including Canada, Uganda, Bangladesh, Tanzania, Kenya, Haiti, Brazil, Costa Rica, Colombia, United States, South Africa, Australia, and Spain. The many ethical issues surrounding AIDS are brought to light and discussed openly. Probably the one most important statement in the entire book is "In the face of HIV/AIDS Christians and Catholics, the Catholic community and Catholic moral theology, must be prepared to take risks with their own rules."

This is a recommended book for all academic libraries that are interested in the social aspects of AIDS and the struggle of the Catholic Church in being able to advocate the life-saving AIDS prevention programs.

1031. Coping with HIV Infection: Psychological and Existential Responses in Gay Men, by Lena Nilsson Schonnesson, Michael W. Ross. 1999. Kluwer Academic/Plenum, 233 Spring St., New York, NY 10013. 188p., bibliog., index. (AIDS Prevention and Mental Health). ISBN 0-306-46220-6. $75.00. (Descriptors: Psychological Aspects; Gay Men; Mental Health; Counseling of Patients; Psychotherapy)

This book is the result of counseling 38 HIV-positive gay men between 1986 and 1995. It provides and excellent insight into the behavioral patterns of patients who felt persecuted by powerful, sometimes overwhelming forces. All of the patients that are discussed in this book were treated prior to the very recent surge of progress in pharmacotherapy of HIV. Impending death is a major theme of this book and one that can be applied to other terminal diseases. "The reader feels privileged to learn about dignified people involved in an empathic, professional relationship discussed in simple straightforward prose." All clinicians and psychotherapy researchers will learn something from this book, but especially those working with gay men."

The ten chapters are: "Living on the Boundaries," "The Impact of Chronic and Terminal Illness," "HIV Testing and Its Impact," "HIV-Related Threats," "The Insidious Persecutory Drama of HIV," "The Impact of HIV Infection on Psychological Functioning and Quality of Life," "The Existential Context," "HIV Adaptation Processes," " The Shattered Self," and "Autonomy, Boundaries, Control, and Death." This is a fairly easy book to read and comprehend. "It describes and illuminates the drama of HIV in view of the disease process among gay men and the psychological landscapes in which it is embedded." This is a recommended book for all academic and health science libraries.

1032. Encyclopedic Dictionary of AIDS-Related Terminology, by Jeffrey T. Huber, Mary L. Gillaspy. 2000. Haworth Press, 10 Alice St., Binghamton, NY 13904-1580. 246p. ISBN 0-7890-0714-2, 0-7890-1207-3pbk. $59.95, $24.95pbk. (Descriptors: Dictionaries)

The terminology surrounding AIDS and HIV continues to expand as research provides new insights to the disease. In addition to existing terms, AIDS/HIV has created its own set of terms. This excellent dictionary "provides an alphabetical list and explanation of key words, names, and phrases generally found in discussions of AIDS and HIV." It includes abbreviations, acronyms, historical terms, medical terminology, drugs associated with past and present therapy, major organizations and institutions, and AIDS-specific sources of information. Dates, histories, addresses, telephone numbers, and Web sites are included where appropriate and when available.

The dictionary does a good job at presenting the technical, legal, and accepted terms that may pertain to AIDS/HIV. It does not, however, do justice in presenting the street language and slang that can be very useful in talking about AIDS prevention. Such words or phrases as tonguing or blow job are not included. It, also, tends to make too many of the terms too clinical. Fist fucking and fisting are two very well known words and phrases that are common in the gay community. The dictionary includes both terms but refers the reader to Brachioproctic eroticism for the definition. This reviewer must admit that in all of his readings of AIDS, sex, gay men, etc., the phrase Brachioproctic eroticism never was mentioned. In spite of not including such terms, this is still a good dictionary that should be available in all libraries.

1033. Understanding Cultural Diversity: Culture, Curriculum, and Community in Nursing, by Mary Lebreck Kelley, Virginia Macken Fitzsimons. 2000. Jones and Bartlett Publishers, 40 Tall Pine Drive, Sudbury, MA 01776. 352p., bibliog. ISBN 0-7637-1106-3. $32.95. (Descriptors: Medical Education; Philosophy; Medical Personnel; Study and Teaching; Interdisciplinary Approach in Education)

Education is an evolving process where, how something is taught today, creates new knowledge on how it should be taught tomorrow. As we come to recognize more and more the cultural diversity of our students and faculty, we realize that teaching methods are not static but ever changing. As students learn and accept what has been taught in the past, they offer new challenges to the faculty who "are learners as they seek to understand and implement teaching styles and techniques that will best provide their students with a rich and challenging education." The National League for Nursing has embraced this philosophy and is constantly making changes in the way nursing is taught so that culture, curriculum, and community work together for the good of all individuals. This book provides examples of cultural differences that affect how we teach in the various communities where cultural views, styles, beliefs, values, and mores dictate what is said, how it is said, and challenge changes.

In the section on culture one can read of ethics and culture, psychology and culture, pluralism, managed care, cyberspace, and unknowing or toward another pattern of knowing in nursing. In curriculum the contributors discuss internationalization of higher education, diversity in curriculum, culture learning and unlearning, men's health curriculum, and interesting chapter called "Holocaust to be taught in the schools of New Jersey." The section on community is probably the most important, touching on such topics as homelessness, Native Americans, Filipino American culture, Hispanic client satisfaction, rituals in the Puerto Rican community, Asian Indian American experience, minority men's health, adolescents with cancer, and aging. This is a very thought provoking text that takes some time to read and comprehend. It is, however, one that all academic and health science libraries should have in order challenge not only students but instructors and faculty.

1034. How to Have Theory in an Epidemic, by Paula A. Treichler. 1999. Duke University Press, PO Box 90660, Durham, NC 27708-0660. 477p., illus., bibliog., index. ISBN 0-8223-2286-2, 0-8223-2318-4pbk. $64.95, $22.95pbk. (Descriptors: Social Aspects; Culture; Philosophy; AIDS in Mass Media)

This book "chronicles cultural, intellectual, and political engagements with AIDS/HIV over nearly two decades." The main theme of the book is the cultural evolution of the AIDS epidemic, "signals its focus on the ways we have come to understand the AIDS epidemic, its interaction with culture and language. the intellectual; debates and political initiatives that the epidemic has engendered, its function as a site for competing ideologies and sites of knowledge, and its possibilities for guiding us toward a more humane and enlightened future." This is an outstanding chronicle that keeps your attention as you read each of the fascinating chapters.

The 9 chapters cover: "AIDS, Homophobia, and Biomedical Discourse: An Epidemic of Signification," "The Burdens of History: Gender and Representation in AIDS Discourse, 1981-1988," "AIDS and HIV Infection in the Third World: A First World Chronicle," "Seduced and Terrorized: AIDS in the Media," "AIDS, HIV, and the Cultural Construction of Reality," "AIDS Narratives on Television: Whose Story?," "AIDS, Africa, and Cultural Theory," "Beyond Cosmo: AIDS, Identity, and Inscriptions of Gender," and "How to Have Theory in an Epidemic: The Evolution of AIDS, Treatment, and Activism." Treichler has compiled a chronicle of AIDS that should be required reading for anyone who is engrossed in the cultural outcome of this epidemic. She has relied on a vast amount of material as shown in the 120 pages of notes and bibliography. In her epilogue she sums up what she hopes this book says: "Ultimately, the activities and ideas that we organize around the sign AIDS--including the chronicles that we write--have the power to change the fate of the epidemic that, as I write this, in the United States alone has killed more than half a million people and will kill still more. It is in these chronicles that the histories of the AIDS epidemic will be preserved and its lessons offered." This is a highly recommended book for all libraries.

1035. Alcohol and Drug Wild Card: Substance Use and Psychiatric Problems in People with HIV, by Joan E. Zweben, with Patt Denning. 1998. UCSF AIDS Health Project, Box 0884, San Francisco, CA 94143-0884. 98p., bibliog., index. (UCSF AIDS Health Project Monograph Series, no. 2). ISBN 1-879168-02-2. $9.95. (Descriptors: Patients; Mental Health; Drug Use; Dual Diagnosis)

Substance use is THE wild card that influences how AIDS related maladies are diagnosed, how treatment is prescribed, and how recovery or non-recovery progresses. In fact there is no way to easily predict how drugs affect those who are HIV positive or have AIDS except that one must expect the unexpected. However, what is predictable is the psychiatric disorders that develop among this group of people. It is estimated that around 26 percent of the adolescent and adult cases of AIDS were injection drug users and that of this number, at least three-quarters met the criteria for mental health disorders. A great amount of research is being conducted to study this triple disorder--AIDS, drug use, and mental disorders.

This book briefly discusses the research that has been conducted at the UCSF AIDS Health Project, underwritten by the California Department of Mental Health. In the first chapter,"Evolving Approaches to Triple Disorders," information is presented that covers working with clients with multiple disorders and provider subcultures and systems issues. The second chapter, "Assessment and Diagnosis," discusses the impact of substance abuse, psychiatric disorders, HIV-related cognitive impairment, differentiating among the disorders, and evaluating family, home, and support networks. Chapter three, "Addicting Treatment," presents foundations of addiction treatment, motivating clients towards abstinence, recovery, and severely mentally ill Alcohol and drug users. The final chapter, "Integrating Treatment for Triple Disorders," provides a challenge of providing comprehensive care. Although brief, this is a small book that is well worth reading and should be in all medical and academic libraries.

1036. HIV & Social Interaction, edited by Valerian J. Derlega, Anita P. Barbee. 1998. Sage Publications, 2455 Teller Road, Thousand Oaks, CA 91320. 269p., bibliog, index. ISBN 0-7619-0371-2, 0-7619-0372-0pbk. $24.95pbk. (Descriptors: Social Aspects; HIV-Positive Persons)

"This book focuses on how the HIV infection affects the social interactions and relationships of the HIV-seropositive person." It delves into the social issues surrounding the daily life of the HIV-positive individual and how that individual handles telling other people about his or her HIV status, acquires the needed social support, intimate relationships, and the impact of volunteers of providing assistance to and having a close relationship with the HIV positive individual. This book has been developed over several years and provides an in depth look at the social issues surrounding AIDS. It was an emotionally written book, since the editors became very involved with the lives of several individuals who have since died of AIDS related diseases.

The chapter headings of the 11 chapters best describe what the book is about: "What Is the Impact of the HIV Infection on Individuals' Social Interactions and Relationships?," "The Stigmatization of HIV and AIDS: Rubbing Salt in the Wound," "Social Identity and HIV Infection: The Experiences of Gay Men Living with HIV," "Searching for the Meaning of AIDS: Issues Affecting Seropositive Black Gay Men," "Helpful and Unhelpful Forms of Social Support for HIV-Positive Individuals," "Helping in Hard Times: Relationship Closeness and the AIDS Volunteer Experience," :Living Together with AIDS: Social Support Processes in a Residential Facility," "Person Accounts of Disclosing and Concealing HIV-Positive Test Results: Weighing the Benefits and Risks," "Factors Influencing Relationship Quality of HIV-Serodiscordant Heterosexual Couples," "Public Disclosure of HIV: Psychosocial Considerations for Children," and "An Eye to the Future of HIV/AIDS and Social Relationships."

The last chapter summarizes the book and provides some insight into the future. "For too long, relationships of HIV-infected people have been ignored; the emphasis has been on prevention and treatment. What has been overlooked is how HIV-infected people live on a daily basis and how the infection affects their lives." This book is an excellent start in examining all of this. It is highly recommended for all libraries.

1037. Beyond Sexuality, by Tim Dean. 2000. University of Chicago Press, 5801 South Ellis Ave., Chicago, IL 60637. 304p., bibliog., index. ISBN 0-226-13934-4, 0-226-13935-2pbk. $46.00, $18,00pbk. (Descriptors: Sex Psychology; Psychoanalysis)

"This book is about sexuality at the end of the twentieth century and about the discourse that has made sexuality central to our understanding of who and what we are--psychoanalysis." Dean delves into the issues of sexuality using Jacques Lacan's theory of the symbolic order. This is not a book for the casual reader. One must be ready to read slowly, digesting all that is written and then move on to the next topic or chapter. Dean has spent several years in writing the book and has done a magnificent job in covering that difficult topic--psychoanalysis. The six chapters are an outline of what he covers: "How to Read Lacan," "Transcending Gender," "The Psychoanalysis of AIDS," "Safe-Sex Education and Death Drive," "Bodies that Mutter," and "Lacan Meets Queer Theory." As can be seen from these chapter titles, Dean leaves nothing uncovered. Especially interesting is the chapter on safer sex and the death drive where he believes that many individuals become involved in unsafe sex because sex is much more important to them than life.

In his conclusion Dean states: "This book has attempted to bring out the strangeness of a psychoanalytic perspective on Sex by arguing against psychological understandings of sexuality. I have argued that this bizarre conception of sex should be regarded as a queer theory in its own right. And while insisting on the specificity of psychoanalysis in contradistinction to psychology, I have tried to articulate Lacan's account of sexuality with Foucault's in a new way. Certainly sexuality has a history, and one that isn't over." On that note, this book is highly recommended for all academic and medical libraries.

1038. Antivirals Against AIDS, edited by Ronald E. Unger, Jorg Kreuter, Helga Rubsamen-Waigmann. 2000. Marcel Dekker, 270 Madison Ave., New York, NY 10016. 326p., illus., bibliog., index. ISBN 0-8727-0358-8. $150.00. (Descriptors: Chemotherapy; Antiviral Agents)

Research is ongoing in the quest to find a cure for AIDS. Much has developed over the past few years, but there is still no cure. "An enormous research effort is in progress to find ways to prevent the spread of the virus, to efficiently treat the infection, to cure patients of the virus, and, ultimately, to defeat the disease." This book is intended to provide an overview and summary of current therapies and their benefits and shortcomings. It, also, presents next-generation therapies as well as alternative approaches such as gene therapy and nonoparticle technology to combat HIV. To date, all efforts to develop a vaccine to safely protect humans from HIV infection have failed. Unfortunately the evolutionary potential and immune-evasive mechanisms of the AIDS viruses have been the key roadblocks in discovering a vaccine. That does not mean research is not continuing. A vaccine will be developed, and one that will be financially affordable to everyone around the world. Smallpox was beaten and so will AIDS.

Topics covered in this book include: "The Retrovirus Family and the Human Immunodeficiency Virus: Molecular Targets for Therapy and Existing Drugs," "Antiretroviral Treatment of HIV Infection," "Antivirals and Resistance," "Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors as Anti-HIV Drugs," "Inhibitors of HIV Protease," "HIV Vaccine Research," " Gene Therapy of HIV Infection," "Antagonism of Chemokine Receptors in Preventing Infection by HIV," "Drug Targeting with Colloidal Carriers for Antiretroviral Agents," and "Nonhuman Primate Models for Testing Anti-HIV Drugs." This is a technical book that is extremely well referenced with long lists of references following each chapter. All health science libraries should have at least one copy for their students and faculty.

1039. Medical Management of AIDS, 6th edition edited by Merle A. Sande, Paul A. Volberding. 1999, W. B. Saunders, The Curtis Center, Independence Square West, Philadelphia, PA 19106. 636p., illus., bibliog., index. ISBN 0-7216-8102-6. $72.00. (Descriptors: Treatment; HIV Infections)

The first edition of this outstanding handbook was published in 1988. Each new edition has attempted to provide up-to-date clinical information concerning HIV/AIDS. It has been used as a textbook throughout medical schools so that students may learn of clinically relevant information on recent advances in the care of HIV-infected individuals. "New to this edition are chapters on maximizing adherence to antiviral therapy, ocular complications of HIV, HIV-related pneumonias other than Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia, hepatitis C infection, global prevention of HIV, pregnant women with HIV, HIV in substance abusers, and Geriatric Patients." Although there is optimism with the new treatments, the fight is far from over in controlling this disease. A vaccine that is cheap and effective is still years away. All of this means that books such as this continue to be needed and updated on a regular basis so that physicians, clinicians, and students will be as knowledgeable as possible and be able to treat patients with the latest in drug therapies.

The text is contained within 5 major sections: "HIV: Transmission and Biology," "Treatment of HIV Infection," "Management of Patients with HIV Infection and Its Complications," "Specific Infections and Malignancies in HIV Disease," and "Special Aspects of HIV and Population-Specific Management." This is an extremely well organized text that is easy to read, providing a wealth of information that is well documented. There are many clear charts, diagrams, and illustrations, as well as numerous color illustrations. As with past editions, this is a highly recommended book for all academic and health science libraries and should be on the active shelves of all physicians who treat HIV patients.

1040. UCSF AIDS Health Project Guide to Counseling: Perspectives on Psychotherapy, Prevention, and Therapeutic Practice, edited by James W. Dilley, Robert Marks. 1998. Jossey-Bass, 350 Sansome St., San Francisco, CA 94104. 418p., bibliog., index. ISBN 0-7879-4194-8. $29.95. (Descriptors: Psychological Aspects; Patient Counseling, Therapy; Psychotherapy; Counseling Methods)

There are a wealth of books that cover the psychosocial issues connected to AIDS/HIV. Some are well written and based on good research. This book, however, is one of the better ones. The UCSF AIDS Health Project was founded in 1984 and is one of the world's oldest HIV-related mental health programs and it has pioneered some of the most successful mental health responses to the epidemic. As a result it has been able to work with some the top AIDS researchers in the world and has developed and staffed the number one ranked AIDS clinical care program in the country at the San Francisco General Hospital. This book "is a compilation of perspectives that depicts the mountain range of HIV-related counseling and psychotherapy by mapping its highest peaks--its most prominent and difficult issues--a portrait of those viewpoints, themes, and topics that in some way define the current landscape of HIV-related care." Although the book is now two years old, it methods and philosophies still hold true today and are looked upon by counselors as a guide to their work.

The 18 chapters are covered in 4 specific sections: "Risk and Behavior: Helping Clients Remain Uninfected," "Transformation and Psychotherapy: Helping Clients Live with HIV," "Distress and Disorder: Helping Clients with Psychiatric Conditions," and "Therapeutic Practice and Countertransference: Personal Challenges for Therapists." The book is very well organized and easy to read. Each chapter has additional resources to consult and the name and subject indexes help to locate specific topics. All counselors should be aware of this book, since counseling AIDS patients can be applied to the counseling of other patients with other life-threatening diseases. This is a highly recommended book for all academic, health science, and large public libraries.

1041. AIDS Education and Prevention: An Interdisciplinary Journal, v. 16, no. 1-5 and supplement, February-October, 2000. Guilford Publications, 72 Spring St., New York, NY 10012. ISSN 0899-9546. $160.00 institutions, $50.00 individuals. (Descriptors: Education; Prevention)

This journal is "committed to providing professionals with state-of-the-art information about AIDS and related issues." Following are the articles that are featured in these 6 issues.

v.12, no. 1, February, 2000: "Changing Sources of Care for HIV Infection in California," by Charles E. Lewis, Thomas J. Donohoe; "HIV Prevention Among Male Clients of Female Sex Workers in Kaolack, Senegal: Results of a Peer Education Program," by Lori Leonard, Ibrahima Ndiaye, Asha Kapadia, Geoff Eisen, Ousmane Diop, Louleymane Mboup, Phyllis Kanki; "Substance Use and HIV Risk Profile of Gay/Bisexual Males Who Drop Out of Substance Abuse Treatment," by G. Michael Crosby, Ron D. Stall, Jay P. Paul, Donald C. Barrett; "Students Together Against Negative Decisions (STAND): Evaluation of a School-Based Sexual Risk Reduction Intervention in the Rural South," by Mike U. Smith, Francis C. Dane, Mary E. Archer, Randolph S. Devereaux, Harold P. Katner; "Feasibility of Chemoprophylaxis Studies in High Risk HIV-Seronegative Populations," by Michael Gross, Sarah Holte, George R. Seage III, Susan P. Buchbinder, David S. Metzger, Kenneth H. Mayer," and "Relationship of Psychosocial Factors to HIV Risk Among Haitian Women," by Robert M. Malow, Theresa Cassagnol, Robert McMahon, Terri E. Jennings, Victoria G. Roatta.

v.12, no. 2, April, 2000: "Effects of HIV/AIDS Education and Training on Patient Care and Provider Practices: A Cross-Cutting Evaluation," by G. J. Huba, A. T. Panter, Lisa A. Melchior, Donna Anderson, James Colgrove, Mary Driscoll, Victor F. German, Harold Henderson, Ron Henderson, Bernadette Lalonde, Afsaneh Rahimian, Catherine Rohweder, Karina K. Uldall, Leslie Wolfe, Jacqueline Zalumas; "Long-Term Effectiveness of an HIV Prevention Intervention for Low-Income African American Women," by Barbara L. Dancy, Richard Marcantonio, Kathleen Norr; "HIV Risk Behaviors Among Asian Drug Users in San Francisco," by Tooru Nemoto, Bart Aoki, Karen Huan, Anne Morris, Mai Nhung Le, Hung Nguyen, Alison Ching, Wynnie Wong; "Psychosocial Factors as Predictors of Unsafe Sexual Practices Among Young Adults," by Eric R. Cerwonka, Terry R. Isbell, Catherine E. Hansen; "Fear and Violence: Raising the HIV Stakes," by Nabila El-Bassel, Louisa Gilbert, Valli Rajah, Anthony Foleno, Victoria Frye; and "Acceptability of a Stage-Matched Expert System Intervention to Increase Condom Use Among Women at High Risk of HIV Infection in New York City," by Pamela Brown-Peterside, Colleen A. Redding, Leigh Ren, Beryl A. Koblin.

v.12, no. 3, June, 2000: "The Effect of Question Format on Measured HIV/AIDS Knowledge: Detention Center Teens, High School Students, and Adults," by Wandi Bruine de Bruin, Baruch Fischhoff; "A Comparison of the Reliability of Self-Reported Drug Use and Sexual Behaviors Using Computer-Assisted Versus Face-to-Face Interviewing," by Mark L. Williams, Robert C. Freeman, Anne M. Bowen, Zixian Zhao, William N. Elwood, Chris Gordon, Paul Young, Ryan Rusek, Carmen-Anita Signes; "The Readability of HIV/AIDS Education Materials," by Judy Singh; "The Effect of Tailoring a Model HIV Prevention Program for Local Adolescent Target Audiences," by May G. Kennedy, Yuko Mizuno, Rosanne Hoffman, Carol Baume, John Strand; "The Impact of New Antiretroviral Treatments on College Students' Intention to Use a Condom with a New Sexual Partner," by Marie-Pierre Gagnon, Gaston Godin; "Prenatal HIV Prevention Practices in Low Seroprevalence State," by Martha M. McKinney, Stephanie McSpirit, Claire Pomeroy; and "Influence of Abuse and Partner Hypermasculinity on the Sexual Behavior of Latinas," by Mariana Surez-AL-Adam, Marcela Raffaelli, Ann O'Leary.

v.12, no. 4, August, 2000: "Chicago HIV Prevention and Adolescent Mental Health Project Family Program"--"Basic Research and Community Collaboration: Necessary Ingredients for the Development of a Family-Based HIV Prevention Program," by Sybil Madison, Mary McKernan McKay, Roberta Paikoff, Carl C. Bell; "Involving Families in an Urban HIV Preventive Intervention: How Community Collaboration Addresses Barriers to Participation," by Anthony McCormick, Mary McKernan McKay, Marla Wilson, LaDora McKinney, Roberta Paikoff, Carl Bell, Donna Baptiste, Doris Coleman, Gregory Gillming, Sybil Madison, Richard Scott; "Gender Differences in HIV-Related Sexual Risk Behavior Among Urban African American Youth: A Multivariate Approach," by Peter A. Newman, Marc A. Zimmerman; "Ethnic Identity, Gay Identity, Sexual Sensation Seeking and HIV Risk Taking Among Multiethnic Men Who Have Sex with Men," by Chwee Lye Chng, Jesus Geliga-Vargas; "Partner Type and Sexual Risk Behavior Among HIV Positive Gay and Bisexual Men: Social Cognitive Correlates," by Shirley J. Semple, Thomas L. Patterson, Igor Grant; and "Normative Influence on Condom Use in the Personal Networks of Female Cocaine Smokers," by Alan J. Richard, David C. Bell, Isaac D. Montoya.

v.12, no. 5, October, 2000: "An Evaluation of the Effectiveness of Targeted Social Marketing to Promote Adolescent and Young Adult Reproductive Health in Cameroon," by Ronan Van Rossem, Dominique Meekers; "Age-Related Risk for HIV Infection in Men Who Have Sex with Men: Examination of behavioral, Relationship, and Serostatus Variables," by Nicole Crepaz, Gary Marks, Gordon Mansergh, Sheila Murphy, Lynn Carol Miller, Paul Robert Appleby; "Psychosocial Predictors of Unprotected Anal Intercourse in a Sample of HIV Positive Gay Men Who Volunteer for a Sexual Risk Reduction Intervention," by Shirley J. Semple, Thomas L. Patterson, Igor Grant; "Screening for Transmission Behaviors Among HIV-Infected Adults," by Richard G. Wight, Mary Jane Rotheram-Borus, Lee Klosinski, Brian Ramos, Marcus Calabro, Raymond Smith; "Impact of HIV Positive Speakers in a Multicomponent, School-Based HIV/STD Prevention Program for Inner-City Adolescents," by Christine Markham, Elizabeth Baumler, Rachel Richesson, Guy Parcel, Karen Basen-Engquist, Gerjo Kok, Duane Wilkerson," and "Do Characteristics of HIV/AIDS Education and Training Affect Perceived Training Quality," by G. J. Huba, A. T. Panter, Lisa A. Melchior, Jacqueline Zalumas, Karina K. Uldall, Ron Henderson, Harold Henderson, Victor F. German, Mary Driscoll, Donna Anderson, Bernadette Lalonde.

v.12, supplement A, October, 2000: "Turning HIV Prevention Research Into Practice."

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