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ISSN 1068-4174

Number 14 - February 1995


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This issue of the AIDS Book Review Journal is a listing of pre-1993 books that have been received but will not be fully reviewed. Only a brief annotation will be included.

276. Women and HIV Disease: Falling Through the Cracks, a hearing of the House of Representatives.
277. Marijuana and AIDS: Pot, Politics and PWAs in America, R. C. Randall.
278. Expanding Access to Investigational Therapies for HIV Infection and AIDS, edited by Eve Nichols.
279. Surviving with AIDS: A Comprehensive Program of Nutritional Co-Therapy, by C. Wayne Callaway, Catherine Whitney.
280. Cancer, HIV and AIDS, edited by V. Beral, H. W. Jaffe, R.A. Weiss.
281. Workplace Drug Abuse and AIDS: A Guide to Human Resource Management Policy and Practice, by Donald Klingner, Nancy G. O'Neill.
282. Community Approach to AIDS Intervention: Exploring the Miami Outreach Project for Injecting Drug Users and Other High Risk Groups, by Dale D. Chitwood, James A. Inciardi, Duane C. McBride, Clyde B. McCoy, H. Virginia McCoy, Edward Trapido.
283. Gastrointestinal and Nutritional Manifestations of the Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome, edited by Donald P. Kotler.
284. Person with AIDS: Nursing Perspectives, edited by Jerry D. Durham, Felissa L. Cohen.
285. AIDS Education, by the Center on Evaluation, Development, Research.
286. Courage to Care: Responding to the Crisis of Children with AIDS, edited by Gary R. Anderson.
287. For Those We Love: A Spiritual Perspective on AIDS, by the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis.
288. AIDS, Sharing the Pain: A Guide for Caregivers, by Bill Kirkpatrick.
289. Genetic Structure and Regulation of HIV, edited by William A. Haseltine, Flossie Wong-Staal.
290. Risky Times: How to Be AIDS-Smart and Stay Healthy: A Guide for Teenagers, by Jeanne Blake.
291. Productive Living Strategies for People with AIDS, edited by Jerry A. Johnson, Michael Pizzi.
292. Training Educators in HIV Prevention: An Inservice Manual, by Janet L. Collins, Patti O. Britton.
293. Condom Insutry in the United States, by James S. Murphy.
294. AIDS Issues in the Workplace: A Response Model for Human Resource Management, by Dale A. Masi.
295. Everything You Need to Know About STD, Sexually Transmitted Disease, by Samuel G. Woods.
296. Sex Law: A Legal Sourcebook on Critical Sexual Issues for the Non-Lawyer, by Scott E. Friedman.
297. Coping with AIDS: Facts and Fears, by Morton L. Kurland.
298. AIDS: The Second Decade, edited by Heather G. Miller, Charles F. Turner, Lincoln E. Moses.
299. Heterosexual Transmission of AIDS, edited by Nancy J. Alexander, Henry L. Gabelnick, Jeffrey M. Spieler.
300. To the Friend Who Did Not Save My Life, by Herve Guibert.
301. AIDS and Families, edited by Elanor D. Macklin.
302. Herpesviruses, the Immune System, and AIDS, edited by Laure Aurelian.
303. AIDS and Sex: An Integrated Biomedical and Biobehavioral Approach, edited by Bruce Voeller, June Machover Reinisch, Michael Gottlieb.
304. History of Syphilis, by Claude Quetel.
305. Ending the HIV Epidemic: Community Strategies in Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, edited by Steven Petrow, Pat Franks, Timothy R. Wolfred.

276. Women and HIV Disease: Falling Through the Cracks. Hearing before the Human Resources and Intergovernmental Relations Subcommittee of the Committee on Government Operations, House of Representatives, One Hundred Second Congress, First Session. 1992. U.S. Government Printing Office/Bernan Press, 4611F Assembly Dr., Lanham, MD 20706-4391. 245p. no price given. (Descriptors: Women, HIV)

This is the text of the hearings that focused on three "crucial interrelated issues associated with HIV disease in women: The AIDS case definition and its functions, research on disease progression or natural history of HIV in women, and access to disability benefits through the Social Security Administration." Unfortunately women with HIV infection do not fit nicely into the CDC AIDS case definition.

277. Marijuana and AIDS: Pot, Politics and PWAs in America, by R.C. Randall. 1991. Galen Press, P.O. Box 53318, Temple Heights Station, Washington, DC 20009. 183p., bibliog., index. ISBN 0-936485-07-8. $12.95. (Descriptors: Marijuana, Social Aspects, Politics, Law, Drug Law, Alternative Therapies)

This book "provides an overview of marijuana's medical use in the treatment of HIV infection and AIDS; federal policies governing use of the drug; and the introduction of Steve, the first person with AIDS (PWA) to legally use marijuana in the treatment of AIDS." A recommended book for those into alternative treatments, providing answers to commonly asked questions, discussion of marijuana's effects on the immune system, and how to legally obtain marijuana from the FDA.

278. Expanding Access to Investigational Therapies for HIV Infection and AIDS: March 12-13, 1990, Conference Summary, edited by Eve Nichols for the Roundtable for the Development of Drugs and Vaccines Against AIDS, Institute of Medicine. 1991. National Academy Press, 2101 Constitution Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20418. 73p. ISBN 0-309-04490-1. $24.95. (Descriptors: Therapies, New Drugs, Drug Innovation, Clinical Trials) (17 members of the Roundtable)

The purpose of the Roundtable for the Development of Drugs and Vaccines Against AIDS is "to identify and help resolve impediments to the speedy availability of safe and effective drugs and vaccines for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection and acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS)."

279. Surviving with AIDS: A Comprehensive Program of Nutritional Co-Therapy, by C. Wayne Callaway, Catherine Whitney, Kristine Mehring. 1991. Little, Brown & Co., Time & Life Bldg., 1271 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10020. 192p., bibliog., index. ISBN 0-316-12467-2. $14.95. (Descriptors: Diet Therapy)

A well recommended book that covers the nutritional aspects of AIDS therapy. Provides advice on diets with recipes.

280. Cancer, HIV and AIDS, edited by V. Beral, H.W. Jaffe, R.A. Weiss. 1991. Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press, 10 Skyline Drive, Plainview, NY 11803-9729. 171p., illus., bibliog., index. (Cancer Surveys: Advances and Prospects in Clinical, Epidemiological and Laboratory Oncology, v. 10). ISBN 0-87969-362-2. $60.00. (Descriptors: Cancer, HIV, Oncology, Kaposi's Sarcoma, Pathology, Epidemiology) (18 contributors)

One in six people with AIDS also have cancer. This book summarizes "current knowledge of the causes of cancer in people with AIDS, the epidemiology of these cancers and their clinical manifestations and treatment." The emphasis is on Kaposi's sarcoma and on non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.

281. Workplace Drug Abuse and AIDS: A Guide to Human Resource Management Policy and Practice, by Donald Klingner, Nancy G. O'Neill. 1991. Quorum Books, 88 Post Road West, Westport, CT 06881. 196p., index. ISBN 0-89930-624-1. $49.95. (Descriptors: Drugs and Employment, Drug Testing, Diagnosis, Employee Assistance Programs)

Drug abuse in the workplace is a serious problem today. Add AIDS to that and the problem becomes even greater. This guide speaks to these problems covering all aspects of substance abuse testing and AIDS testing. A recommended books for any library and all workplace personnel offices.

282. Community Approach to AIDS Intervention: Exploring the Miami Outreach Project for Injecting Drug Users and Other High Risk Groups, by Dale D. Chitwood, James A. Indiardi, Duane C. McBride, Clyde B. McCoy, H. Virginia McCoy, Edward Trapido. 1991. Greenwood Press, 88 Post Road West, Westport, CT 06881. 234p., illus., bibliog., index. (Contributions in Medical Studies, no.33) ISBN 0-313-27319-7. $49.95. (Descriptors: Prevention, Intravenous Drug Abuse, Narcotic Addicts, Health and Hygiene, Prevention and Control, Community Health Services, Risk Factors, Substance Abuse)

"This volume examines the work of the South Florida AIDS Research Consortium in attempting to reduce the spread of HIV infection and AIDS among injecting drug users."

283. Gastrointestinal and Nutritional Manifestations of the Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome, edited by Donald P. Kotler. 1991. Raven Press, 1185 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10036. 310p., illus., bibliog., index. ISBN 0-88167-780-9. $98.50. (Descriptors: Gastrointestinal System Diseases, Complications and Sequelae, Nutritional Aspects, Diet Therapy, Cachexia Etiology, Etiology) (25 contributors)

This book "codifies the diverse intestinal and hepatobiliary disease complications that occur in AIDS, it stresses where the information is known, and it relates disease pathogenesis in AIDS to known mechanisms." "Current diagnostic and treatment strategies for the infectious and neoplastic disease complications are outlined, with separate chapters on imaging techniques and pathologic diagnosis and a chapter on oral diseases."

284. Person with AIDS: Nursing Perspectives, 2nd edition, edited by Jerry D. Durham, Felissa L. Cohen. 1991. Springer Publishing Co., 536 Broadway, New York, NY 10012-3955. 441p., bibliog., index. ISBN 0-8361-5631-2. $39.95. (Descriptors: Nursing, Testing, Counseling, Management) (13 contributors)

A recommended book for nurses who work with AIDS patients. It covers such topics as psychosocial consequences of HIV infection, nursing care, infection control measures in institutional settings, the child with HIV infection, and politics.

285. AIDS Education, Center on Evaluation, Development, Research. 1990. Phi Delta Kappa, PO Box 789, Bloomington, IN 47402. 233p. (Hot Topics Series). no price given. (Descriptors: Education, Reprints)

This is a collections of previously published articles from 1987-1989.

286. Courage to Care: Responding to the Crisis of Children with AIDS, edited by Gary R. Anderson. 1990. Child Welfare League of America, 440 First St., NW, Ste 310, Washington, DC 20001-2085. 416p., bibliog. ISBN 0-87868-384-4, 0-87868-401-8pbk. $24.95, $15.95pbk. (Descriptors: Children, Social Aspects, Family Relationships, Services for Children, Health Education) (28 contributors)

This book is intended to be a "source for those seeking a comprehensive review of the implications of AIDS on individuals, families, and society." "It is a must for those who treat, and offer care to, HIV-infected women, children, and families, and who are truly concerned about their fate." Although now dated, a recommended book for background information.

287. For Those We Love: A Spiritual Perspective on AIDS, 2nd edition, expanded, by the AIDS Ministry Program, The Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis. 1991. Pilgrim Press, 475 Riverside Dr., New York, NY 10115. 121p., bibliog. ISBN 0-8298-0919-8. $8.95. (Descriptors: Patients, Religious Life, Catholic Church, Religious Aspects, Caregivers)

A book of reflections from PWAs. Presents thoughts on how to cope with AIDS and with dying.

288. AIDS, Sharing the Pain: A Guide for Caregivers, by Bill Kirkpatrick. 1990. Pilgrim Press, 475 Riverside Dr., New York, NY 10115. 143p., bibliog. ISBN 0-8298-0827-2. $10.95. (Descriptors: Psychological Aspects)

This is a book for pastors, providing a commonsense approach to caregiving. It is well-written and compassionate. Recommended for pastors of all faiths.

289. Genetic Structure and Regulation of HIV, edited by William A. Haseltine, Flossie Wong-Staal. 1991. Raven Press, 1185 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10036. 537p., illus., bibliog., index. (Harvard AIDS Institute Series on Gene Regulation of Human Retroviruses, v.1) ISBN 0-88167-826-0. $77.50. (Descriptors: HIV, Gene Expression, Genetic Regulation, Genetic Aspects, Gene Expression Regulation, Ultrastructure) (115 contributors)

This book is based on a workshop sponsored by the Harvard AIDS Institute held at Babson College, Wellesley, Massachusetts, November 5-7, 1990. "This volume provides a framework for understanding two of the many important areas of AIDS research covered, studies of the HIV-1 tat and rev." It is a recommended book for physicians and students.

290. Risky Times: How to be AIDS-Smart and Stay Healthy: A Guide for Teenagers, by Jeanne Blake. 1990. Workman Publishing Co., 708 Broadway, New York, NY 10003. 158p. ISBN 0-89480-656-4. $5.95. (Descriptors: Prevention, Education, Teenagers, Health and Hygiene, Parents)

A small book that provides clear and accurate information about AIDS. It is directed at the teenager but parents would do well reading the book, too. A small booklet, The Parents' Guide to Risky Times, accompanies the book. An excellent book for all school libraries as well as public libraries.

291. Productive Living Strategies for People with AIDS, edited by Jerry A. Johnson, Michael Pizzi. 1990. 227p., bibliog. (Occupational Therapy in Health Care, v.7, no. 2/3/4, 1990) 1-56024-0024-5, ISBN 0-918393-83-3pbk. $32.95, $19.95pbk. (Descriptors: Patients, Rehabilitation, Services for Patients)

"This book is a commitment to independent and productive living for people with HIV infection and AIDS and their caregivers. Each article builds on the ones before it, acting as a team would when striving towards an Olympic gold medal. The intention of this book is to acknowledge the rehabilitation needs and examine the many possibilities rehabilitation intervention has for the person with HIV and AIDS."

292. Training Educators in HIV Prevention: An Inservice Manual, by Janet L. Collins, Patti O. Britton. 1990. Network Publications, a division of ETR Associates, PO Box 1830, Santa Cruz, CA 95061-1830. 155p. ISBN 0-941816-81-8. no price given. (Descriptors: Education, Training Manual, Teachers, Educators)

This manual reviews "the knowledge, skills and attitudes that contribute to preventing HIV transmission" and provides activities that help teachers prepare as HIV educators. A very well written basic manual that should be available in all school libraries and on the desks of school educators responsible for health instruction.

293. Condom Industry in the United States, by James S. Murphy. 1990. McFarland, PO Box 611, Jefferson, NC 28640. 162p., bibliog., index. ISBN 0-89950-533-3. $29.95. (Descriptors: Condom Industry)

An important history of an industry that has been in existence since 1888 in the United States. Provides a wealth of information.

294. AIDS Issues in the Workplace: A Response Model for Human Resource Management, by Dale A. Masi. 1990. Quorum Books, 88 Post Road West, Westport, CT 06881. 215p., bibliog., index. ISBN 0-89930-516-4. $49.95. (Descriptors: Social Aspects, Industrial Hygiene, Employee Rights, Law and Legislation, Personnel Management)

This book attempts to provide information that has not been presented before pertaining to AIDS in the workplace. It covers medical and legal information, involvement of EAPs, education, special work populations, drug use, and interviews with a broad spectrum of employees. A good background source of information to be supplemented with newer material that has been developed in the past five years.

295. Everything You Need to Know About STD, Sexually Transmitted Disease, by Samuel G. Woods. 1990. Rosen Publishing Group, 29 E 21st St., New York, NY 10010. (The Need to Know Library) 64p., illus., bibliog., index. ISBN 0-8239-1010-5. $14.95. (Descriptors: Juvenile, Teenagers, Education, Sexually Transmitted Diseases)

This is a very well written and illustrated book that "Describes sexually transmitted diseases, including AIDS, syphilis, gonorrhea, and genital herpes, and discusses their medical dangers and where to get help." Recommended for all school and public libraries.

296. Sex Law: A Legal Sourcebook on Critical Sexual Issues for the Non-Lawyer, by Scott E. Friedman. 1990. McFarland, PO Box 611, Jefferson, NC 28640. 167p., bibliog., index. ISBN 0-89950-540-6 $22.50. (Descriptors: Sex and Law)

A small book provided as an understandable resource guide for lawyers and nonlawyers. It surveys various federal and state laws on critical sexual issues. It will help frame questions that you may ask an attorney.

297. Coping with AIDS: Facts and Fears, completely revised and updated edition by Morton L. Kurland. 1990. Rosen Publishing Group, 29 E 21st St, New York, NY 10010. 134p., illus., index. ISBN 0-8239-1148-9. $14.95. (Descriptors: Popular Works, Education, Teenagers)

A good general account of AIDS that describes the disease and how it can be prevented. Recommended for school and public libraries.

298. AIDS: The Second Decade, edited by Heather G. Miller, Charles F. Turner, Lincoln E. Moses for the Committee on AIDS Research and the Behavioral, Social, and Statistical Sciences of the Commission on the Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education of the National Research Council. 1990. National Academy Press, 2101 Constitution Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20418. 495p., illus., bibliog., index. ISBN 0-309-04287-9, 0-309-04278-Xpbk. $30.00, $24.95pbk. (Descriptors: History)

"The topics addressed in the report span a range of substantive areas, from improving the quality of survey data on behaviors associated with HIV transmission to modifying the behavior of blood donors." It also focuses on adolescents and female prostitutes. A good historical account for all libraries.

299. Heterosexual Transmission of AIDS, edited by Nancy J. Alexander, Henry L. Gabelnick, Jeffrey M. Spieler. 1990. Alan R. Liss, 41 E. 11th St., New York, NY 10003. 440p., illus., bibliog., index. (Conrad Workshop Series) ISBN 0-471-56208-4. $87.50. (Descriptors: Prevention and Control, Transmission, Contraceptive Devices, Animal Disease Models, Sex Behavior) (70 contributors)

This is the Proceedings of the Second Contraceptive Research and Development (CONRAD) Program International Workshop, held in Norfolk, Virginia, February 1-3, 1989. The primary mission of CONRAD is the "development of new and improved methods of fertility regulation suitable for use in developing countries." This workshop covered risk factors in the heterosexual transmission of HIV, sexual behavior changes, biology and pathogenic mechanisms of retroviruses, mechanisms and prevention of heterosexual transmission of HIV, contraceptive methods, and priorities for research. Recommended for all medical and academic libraries.

300. To the Friend Who Did Not Save My Life, by Herve Guibert, translated by Linda Coverdale. 1991. Atheneum/Macmillan, 866 Third Ave., New York, NY 10022. 246p. ISBN 0-689-12120-2. $18.95. (Descriptors: Health, Patients, Biography)

This is a translation of A l'ami qui ne m'a pas sauve la vie. A novel about an "imaginative and vital young man confronting the ominous spectre of AIDS in his life." It is written in the form of a journal. An excellent book for all libraries that is moving, tender, and beautiful.

301. AIDS and Families, edited by Elanor D. Macklin. 1989. Harrington Park Press, 10 Alice St., Binghamton, NY 13904-1580. (Marriage and Family Review, v.13, no.1/2, 1989) 284p., bibliog, index. ISBN 0-918393-60-4. $19.95. (Descriptors: Social Aspects, Patients, Family Relationships, Family Psychotherapy)

"This book is written primarily for professionals and policymakers who seek (a) to understand the realities of the AIDS epidemic and the problems which infection by the Human Immunodeficience Virus (HIV, the virus responsible for AIDS) poses for individuals and their loved ones, and (b) to establish policies and procedures which may be useful in helping families and communities deal constructively with this epidemic." Recommended for all libraries.

302. Herpesviruses, the Immune System, and AIDS, edited by Laure Aurelian. 1990. Kluwer Academic, 101 Philip Drive, Assinippi Park, Norwell, MA 02061. (Developments in Medical Virology, 6) 377p., bibliog., index. ISBN 0-7923-0803-4. $115.00. (Descriptors: Pathogenesis, Herpesvirus Diseases, Latent Virus Diseases, Immunological Aspects, Herpesvirus Infections, Immune System, Immunology) (20 contributors)

This is a detailed research work that covers epidemiologic and serologic findings associated with the herpesvirus, virus-specific immunity and immunosuppression, and all associated areas. A recommended research volume for all medical libraries.

303. AIDS and Sex: An Integrated Biomedical and Biobehavioral Approach, edited by Bruce Voeller, June Machover Reinisch, Michael Gottlieb. 1990. Oxford University Press, 200 Madison Ave., New York, NY 10016. 449p., illus., bibliog., index. (Kinsey Institute Series, v.4) ISBN 0-19-506909-9. $49.95. (Descriptors: Social Aspects, Sex Behavior) ( 61 contributors)

This book is based on a symposium held at the Kinsey Institute, Dec. 508, 1987, cosponsored by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease, and the Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender, and Reproduction. A detailed research volume covering a wide range of topics, including condom use, sexual behavior, AIDS in underveloped countries, media coverage, and modes of transmission. Recommended for all medical libraries as well as academic libraries.

304. History of Syphilis, by Claude Quetel, translated by Judith Braddock, Brian Pike. 1990. Johns Hopkins University Press, 701 W. 40th St., Baltimore, MD 21211-2190. 342p., illus., bibliog., index. ISBN 0-8018-4089-9, 0-8018-4392-8pbk. $14.95. (Descriptors: Syphilis, Sexually Transmitted Diseases)

This is a translation of Le Mal de Naples: Histoire de la Syphilis. Recommended for all medical, public, and academic libraries.

305. Ending the HIV Epidemic: Community Strategies in Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, edited by Steven Petrow, Pat Franks, Timothy R. Wolfred for the San Francisco AIDS Foundation, Institute for Health Policy Studies, Center for AIDS Prevention Studies at the University of California, San Francisco. 1990. Network Publications, a division of ETR Associates, PO Box 1830, Santa Cruz, CA 95061-1830. 164p., bibliog. ISBN 1-56071-033-0, 1-56071-030-6pbk. $34.95, $24.95pbk. (Descriptors: Prevention, Health Education, Epidemiology, Disease Outbreaks, Health Promotion) (19 contributors)

This book represents lessons that have been learned in studying the community action in San Francisco. "To end this epidemic, each community must mount an aggressive prevention campaign that never loses sight of the human tragedy of HIV disease." A recommended book for all libraries.


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