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    AIDS & People with Severe Mental Illness
    Edited by Francine Cournos, M.D. and Nicholas Bakalar
    Yale University Press (ISBN: 0-300-06757-7)

    This is an excellent resource for mental health professionals looking for a complete and well-edited book addressing this rarely-discussed phenomenon. Divided into three main sections, each chapter is written by a different author. Some authors seem to know their stuff more than others, and naturally the writing quality varies a bit from chapter to chapter because of the different authors. But in general, each chapter is well-written and covers the topic in-depth. The first part of the book (five chapters) discusses the HIV epidemic among individuals who suffer from a serious mental illness, including the medical, psychiatric and neuropsychiatric manifestations of the illness and behaviors of these individuals. Part two considers interventions and assessment strategies, discussing cognitive-behavioral approaches, a drop-in model of helping to reduce risk, chapters on how best to work with individuals who suffer from these problems, and ends with a chapter on different kinds of training programs for staff.

    The last part, the smallest of the three, consists of two chapters on AIDS and mental health policy and gives an overview of legal issues in working with these patients. The nine appendices outline the HIV case definition, the epidemiology of AIDS, universal precautions, tuberculosis, the prevention of sexual transmission of HIV, and various HIV tests. Some of these appendices are taken from the CDC Guidelines or are summaries of the guidelines. Overall, the book is an invaluable and readable resources guide for mental health professionals who work with HIV-positive individuals. If your caseload consists of even a handful of people with HIV, you should buy this book. 346 pages, hardcover.
    http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0300067577/psychcentral/ - 5-Apr-2000 - Hits: 500 - Rate This | Details

    AIDS Chat
    At the AIDS Chat & Message Boards, you may post messages to other visitors who may have AIDS, ask questions to be answered by AIDS chat peers, inform others of your experiences with AIDS, tell others what treatments have worked for you, and read the latest AIDS treatment information and news.
    http://www.prohealth.com/aids/blog/boardhome.cfm/ - 8-Oct-2006 - Hits: 109 - Rate This | Details
    AIDS Housing of Washington
    AIDS Housing of Washington (AHW) resources are your gateway to a clearinghouse of information relevant to supporting the housing and service needs of people who are living with HIV/AIDS, experiencing homelessness, and/or coping with multiple life challenges, including mental illlness, substance use, unemployment, and repeated incarceration.
    http://www.buildingchanges.org/ - 25-Sep-2006 - Hits: 53 - Rate This | Details
    AIDS Treatment Data Network
    The Network provides treatment information, access and advocacy, case management, supportive counseling, and information about AIDS/HIV, and hepatitis. E-mail us for help getting drugs or services. In New York City we offer direct services through a no fee, no insurance required program. Hablamos espanol.
    http://www.atdn.org/ - 8-Oct-2006 - Hits: 49 - Rate This | Details
    AIDSinfo
    AIDSinfo is a U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) project that offers the latest federally approved information on HIV/AIDS clinical research, treatment and prevention, and medical practice guidelines for people living with HIV/AIDS, their families and friends, health care providers, scientists, and researchers. (Informacion del VIH/SIDA, en Espanol.)
    http://www.aidsinfo.nih.gov/ - 25-Sep-2006 - Hits: 60 - Rate This | Details
    AIDSmeds
    AIDSmeds, founded and operated by people with HIV. Join the AIDSmeds Community Forums. Read the HIV Blogs, online diaries written by individuals living with HIV. Create a graph tracking your lab results.
    http://www.aidsmeds.com/ - 8-Oct-2006 - Hits: 48 - Rate This | Details
    Bulletin of Experimental Treatments for AIDS
    BETA, the Bulletin of Experimental Treatments for AIDS, covers new developments in HIV/AIDS treatment and research. BETA includes in-depth articles on treatment for HIV infection and AIDS-related illnesses for HIV positive individuals and their caregivers. It is published biannually in English and Spanish by the San Francisco AIDS Foundation.

    Bolet�n de Tratamientos Experimentales Contra el SIDA contiene informaciones sobre el desarrollo de nuevos tratamientos para el SIDA. Se publica por la Fundaci�n anti-SIDA de San Francisco. La edici�n en espa�ol se publica trimestralmente en los meses de febrero, mayo, agosto y noviembre, y presenta art�culos escrito para las personas VIH positivas y las personas que les proveen servicios de salud. Varios n�meros contienen Informes Breves, Notas de Investigaci�n, Mujeres y VIH y un glosario extensivo.

    http://www.sfaf.org/hiv-info/hot-topics/beta/ - 8-Oct-2006 - Hits: 62 - Rate This | Details
    HIV InSite
    HIV InSite is a source for comprehensive, in-depth HIV/AIDS information and knowledge. The site has an extensive collection of original material, including the HIV InSite Knowledge Base, a complete textbook with extensive references and related links organized by topic. Unlike many commercially oriented sites, HIV InSite's policy is to link to the best of the Web, and thousands of links to external Web sites are incorporated into the site's original content. It is the policy of HIV InSite to allow free, anonymous access to all of the site's content.
    http://hivinsite.ucsf.edu/ - 25-Sep-2006 - Hits: 55 - Rate This | Details
    Johns Hopkins AIDS Service
    The Johns Hopkins University AIDS Service's Web site features:
    • HIV Life Cycle Animation
    • Test Your AIDS Knowledge
    • Expert Q&As:
      • Clinician Forum
      • Patient Forum
      • Forum Cientifico
    • Literary Corner
    • Johns Hopkins Point of Care Information Technology (POC-IT)
    • ABX Guide
    • Center for Tuberculosis (TB) Research
    • Publications:
      • Abbreviated Guide to Medical Management of HIV Infection
      • Medical Management of HIV Infection Book
      • The Hopkins HIV Report Newsletter
      • The Moore News Quarterly Patient Newsletter
    • Medical Education:
      • HIV Speciatly Tests
      • Case Rounds
      • Events Archive: Netcasts and Summaries
    • Resources:
      • AIDS Events and Conferences
      • Calendar
      • AIDS Clinical Trials at Johns Hopkins
    • Guidelines:
      • Adult and Adolescents
      • Counseling & Testing
      • HIV Screening in Pregnant Women
      • Lab Test Results
      • Opportunistic Infections
      • Post-exposure Prophylaxis
      • Pediatrics
      • Antiretrovirals
      • Drugs in Pregnant Women
      • TB (Use of Rifabutin or Rifampin)

    http://www.hopkinsguides.com/hopkins/ub - 8-Oct-2006 - Hits: 106 - Rate This | Details
    mental health AIDS
    mental health AIDS is a quarterly biopsychosocial research update on HIV and mental health organized by topic area. Each issue also includes service program profiles and the newest resources (books, articles, Web sites) for clinical practice.
    http://mentalhealthaids.samhsa.gov/ - 8-Oct-2006 - Hits: 230 - Rate This | Details
    National AIDS Housing Coalition
    The National AIDS Housing Coalition (NAHC) believes that persons living with HIV/AIDS have a fundamental right to decent, safe, affordable housing and supportive services.

    Check out NAHC online resources links for both public and private organizations dedicated to helping persons infected with HIV/AIDS and hurt by Katrina.

    http://nationalaidshousing.org/ - 25-Sep-2006 - Hits: 45 - Rate This | Details
    PAWS: Pets are wonderful support
    PAWS Web site contains information about zoonotic diseases (those that can be transmitted from animal to human) and nformation about the variety of support animals which provide assistance to people with disabilities.

    For low-income San Francisco residents with HIV/AIDS and other disabling illnesses and their animal companions, PAWS provide the following services: dog walking, in-home cat care, animal fostering, food delivery to home clients, staffing of our weekly food bank, transporting animals to vets and groomers, offering veterinary, grooming services, and counseling and advocacy services for disabled pet guardians having housing difficulties as a result of their pet/s.

    http://www.pawssf.org/ - 8-Oct-2006 - Hits: 64 - Rate This | Details
    Project Inform
    Informs people living with HIV, their caregivers, and their healthcare and service providers about the treatment and monitoring of HIV disease;

    Advocates to facilitate research towards a cure and appropriate policies, legislation and funding for HIV research, treatment and care; and

    Inspires people to make informed choices, take effective action in the fight against HIV and choose hope over despair.

    http://www.projectinform.org/ - 8-Oct-2006 - Hits: 55 - Rate This | Details
    The AIDS Library
    The AIDS Library serves the community through delivery of information on HIV, such as treatments, nutrition, and history of the pandemic, and referrals to regional and national resources. This information is provided through a variety of media including books, periodicals, medical journals, videos, audio cassettes, cd-rom, and the Internet. All materials may be viewed in the comfort of the library and most books and videos may be loaned to those with a free AIDS Library borrower card.

    The AIDS Library provides free computer access to the librarys Online Resources, the Library Catalog, the Internet, and word-processing, and offers one-to-one computer tutorials. The librarys web site offers an easily accessible, 24-hour online resource for HIV information and services. In addition, the AIDS Library regularly hosts events on HIV related issues.

    At the AIDS Library, you will find professional librarians who are there to assist you in your search for information about HIV in a setting that is both comfortable and private.

    http://aidslibrary.org/ - 8-Oct-2006 - Hits: 57 - Rate This | Details
    The Body: The Complete HIV/AIDS Resource Top Rated
    The best HIV/AIDS resource on the Web. With over 600 topic areas, search the database of articles, facts, links to organizations, artistic expression, spirituality, activism, and international facts about HIV and AIDS.

    The Body connects you with others:
    (1) Get leading experts' views on the range of subjects and ask questions using "Ask the Experts" forum.
    (2) With the "Inspiring Stories" forum you can read first-person profiles of courage and determination of people affected by HIV/AIDS.
    (3) Community Center bulletin boards or forum offers support for the following topics:
    • Living With HIV (For people with HIV who are looking to shoot the breeze about anything from the highs and lows of treatment to the search for the perfect date.)
    • Gay Men (For gay men with HIV to share stories about life and love.)
    • Women (For women with HIV to share stories about life and love.)
    • I Just Tested Positive (Recently diagnosed with HIV? You are not alone! Connect with others!)
    • Am I Infected? (Worried that you have put yourself in a high-risk situation for HIV or other sexually transmitted diseases? Talk to others here!)
    • En Espanol (Para personas VIH positivas que buscan hablar, apoyo e informacion sobre el VIH o SIDA.)
    • My Loved One Has HIV/AIDS
    • Myths About HIV/AIDS
    • Treatment (Got questions about antiretrovirals, immune-based therapies, complementary/alternative therapies? This is the place to share your concerns or get some answers.)
    • Teens (For teens with HIV looking to talk with other teens.
    • Nutrition and HIV (Share information about nutrition and HIV.)
    • African Americans (Connect with other African Americans living with HIV, or talk about the most critical HIV/AIDS issues facing the African-American community.)
    • HIV/AIDS in the Military (For discussion of HIV-related issues in the U.S. armed forces.)
    • Job Listings (AIDS organizations and other HIV/AIDS-related groups seeking new volunteers and employees.)

    http://www.thebody.com/ - 25-Sep-2006 - Hits: 69 - Rate This | Details
    Walt Odets, Ph.D., Clinical Psychologist
    Walt Odets is a clinical psychologist and published author that has written extensively about the issues of gay men and gay communities, HIV-negative gay men and AIDS prevention. He has a private practice in the San Francisco East Bay, providing therapy and couples counseling for gay men and others.
    http://www.waltodets.com/ - 10-May-2004 - Hits: 72 - Rate This | Details


 

 

 


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