In The Inside Story on AIDS psychologist, researcher, educator, and AIDS prevention counselor Seth C. Kalichman answers more than 350 of the most commonly asked questions about HIV infection and AIDS. Culled from thousands of questions posed to AIDS telephone hotlines and posted in Web forums, this comprehensive guide offers the most current knowledge from medical and behavioral sciences on prevention and treatment, including advances in medications and the challenges that treatments themselves pose to individuals with HIV.
While most people today are aware of AIDS, many have misconceptions about the disease, such as how HIV and AIDS relate, how the virus is spread (and how it is not), and what kinds of behavior put one at risk. Misinformation about AIDS breeds unwarranted fears and prejudice and puts people at risk for infection. Kalichman sets the record straight with clear guidance on issues such as sexuality and drug use as well as testing and privacy, health care, legal issues, and the social challenges of living with HIV.