Living and Dying with AIDS

  • Paul I. Ahmed
  • Nancy Ahmed

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Coping with AIDS

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Alexandra Teguis, Paul I. Ahmed
      Pages 3-18
    3. Sandra C. Sellin, Barbara G. Faltz, Anne J. Davis
      Pages 19-32
  3. AIDS, Families, and Adolescents

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 33-33
    2. Joyce Hunter, Robert Schaecher
      Pages 35-45
    3. Michael H. Antoni, Neil Schneiderman, Arthur LaPerriere, Mary Jo O’Sullivan, Jennifer Marks, Jonell Efantis et al.
      Pages 47-85
    4. Seana Hirschfeld Shaw
      Pages 87-102
  4. Living with AIDS

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 103-103
    2. Irene Jillson-Boostrom
      Pages 123-135
    3. Barbara G. Faltz
      Pages 137-150
  5. Dying with AIDS

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 151-151
    2. Alexandra Teguis
      Pages 153-177
    3. Rochelle Griffin
      Pages 179-198
    4. Anthony J. Puentes
      Pages 199-215
  6. AIDS and Special Groups

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 217-217
    2. Ann E. Norwood, James R. Rundell, Maria E. Esposito, Larry H. Ingraham, Harry C. Holloway
      Pages 219-234
    3. Irene Jillson-Boostrom
      Pages 235-254
    4. Brian M. Wicklund, Mary Anne Jackson
      Pages 255-268
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 269-273

About this book


In this nation, in this decade, there is only one way to deal with an individual who is sick-with dignity, with compassion, care and confidentiality, and without discrimi­ nation. Statement made by President George Bush at the National Business Leadership Conference This book is about the care of sick human beings. It is about the heroic struggle of individuals with AIDS. It is about their daily coping in the workplace and at home; about economic problems, the loss of friendship and family support, and physical and emotional pain. But it is also about empowering them to deal with their disease, viewing them not as victims but as warriors, vital and active par­ ticipants in their battle against AIDS. This book is also about the social context in which HIV-infected persons and people with AIDS live. It is about how we must learn to deal with sickness in more compassionate and humanitarian ways and what we yet need to learn. It touches on the health care system that confronts those who are ill, on programs of prevention and education, and on the personal implications of broader national and local policies.


AIDS Emotion HIV Public Health Stress Virus psychiatry

Editors and affiliations

  • Paul I. Ahmed
    • 1
    • 2
  • Nancy Ahmed
  1. 1.National Center for Health Statistics, Centers for Disease ControlU.S. Department of Health and Human ServicesHyattsvilleUSA
  2. 2.Department of Health Education, University CollegeUniversity of MarylandCollege ParkUSA

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