Behavioral Aspects of AIDS

  • David G. Ostrow

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Introduction

    1. Daniel Defert
      Pages 1-6
  3. AIDS

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 7-7
    2. David G. Ostrow
      Pages 9-18
    3. Michael W. Ross
      Pages 19-40
  4. Prevention

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 41-41
    2. Robb W. Johnson, David G. Ostrow, Jill Joseph
      Pages 43-73
    3. Ritch C. Savin-Williams, Rand E. Lenhart
      Pages 75-99
    4. Dooley Worth
      Pages 101-119
    5. Carole A. Campbell
      Pages 121-137
    6. Don C. Des Jarlais, Samuel R. Friedman, Joycelyn Sue Woods
      Pages 139-155
  5. Neuropsychiatric Aspects of AIDS

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 169-169
    2. David G. Ostrow, J. Hampton Atkinson III, Igor Grant
      Pages 171-186
    3. Francisco Fernandez, Joel K. Levy
      Pages 235-246
    4. Igor Grant, John R. Hesselink, Caroline J. Kennedy, J. Hampton Atkinson III
      Pages 247-266
    5. Katie A. Busch, Sarz Maxwell
      Pages 267-278
    6. Francisco Fernandez, Joel K. Levy
      Pages 279-286
  6. Health Care Delivery Issues

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 287-287
    2. James W. Dilley, Jay Baer
      Pages 289-304
    3. James J. Strain, George Fulop
      Pages 305-324
    4. David G. Ostrow, Michael Traugott, Jeff Stryker
      Pages 325-340
  7. Conclusion

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 393-393
    2. T. Peter Bridge, Loring J. Ingraham
      Pages 395-403
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 405-414

About this book


As we enter the last decade of the twentieth century, the AIDS epidemic looms ever larger and threatening. The specter of upwards of a million deaths in the United States and perhaps many millions worldwide from a sexually transmitted virus shakes our belief in modem medical science, while challenging the foundations of democratic society. Almost ten years into the epidemic, and with an enormous body of basic science research on the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), we still do not know why AIDS emerged when it did or how to stop its spread. A very humbling experience for scientists, clinicians, public health experts, politicians, and the general public. Yet there are signs that a well coordinated multidisciplinary research program can conquer the epidemic and, perhaps, provide the basis for preventing future epidemics. The HIV family of viruses is now better understood, both in terms of structure and function, than any other virus. Genetically engineered peptides and nucleic acids are being tested as specific treatments or vaccines against HIV infection/disease. Most prom­ ising are the strides which have been made in understanding those aspects of human behavior which have contributed to the spread of HIV infection and which must be substantially modified if AIDS is to be controlled and eventually eradicated. The basis of that understanding has roots in a diverse set of disciplines which have converged in the work presented in this book.


Counseling Intervention Management Prevention Public Health Stress Training diagnosis prevention strategies psychiatry public health policy

Editors and affiliations

  • David G. Ostrow
    • 1
  1. 1.University of MichiganAnn ArborUSA

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