The Living with HIV bookstore feature books that may help you better cope with the virus. Books are listed in alphabetical order by title. Click the title to read more about each book. Missing your favorite book? Click here to send us your recommendations.


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100 Questions and Answers About HIV and AIDS
by Joel Gallant

While AIDS is not the health threat that it once was in North America, it is still a significant public health problem and is a devastating epidemic in Africa and Asia. 100 Questions & Answers about HIV and AIDS provides answers to the most common questions asked by AIDS/HIV patients and their families. Written by a John Hopkins physician specializing in men's health, this must-have resource is for all AIDS/HIV patients, their families, and for high-risk individuals intent on avoiding the disease.

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AIDS and Complementary & Alternative Medicine: Current Science and Practice
by Leanna J. Standish ND PhD Lac and Carlo Calabrese ND MPH

Offers a scientific review of the evidence based on years of research. Data gives the reader the power to evaluate the effectiveness of homeopathy, botanical therapies, therapeutic touch, manual medicine, nutrition, and movement.

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Built to Survive: A Comprehensive Guide to the Medical Use of Anabolic Steroids, Nutrition and Exercise for HIV+ men and women
by Nelson Vergel and Michael Mooney

With over 330 scientific references, this book provides a comprehensive guide to the medical use of anabolic steroids, growth hormone, supplementation, optimal nutrition, and exercise to prevent and treat the loss of lean body mass and body alterations experienced by people with HIV. Written by two long term AIDS treatment advocates, one of whom is living with HIV, this book his highly recommended for anyone suffering from wasting or lipodystrophy. "100% of the profits from the sale of this book will benefit non-profit HIV organizations."

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The Color of Light: Daily Meditations For All Of Us Living With Aids
by Perry Tilleraas and David Spohn

These 366 meditations speak to both the practical and the spiritual journey of living with HIV/AIDS, and demonstrate how to integrate personal values with those offered in chemical dependency recovery and the Twelve Steps.

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Cooking for Life: A Guide to Nutrition and Food Safety for the HIV-Positive Community
by Robert H. Lehmann

One single factor can have life-or-death importance for someone with HIV: food. The right diet and nutrition can boost the immune system, and most important, maintain lean body mass. This groundbreaking, compassionate, and medically sound sourcebook is a food bible for the HIV community and their caregivers. Cooking for Life contains all the information you need about one of the safest, most effective, yet underutilized, weapons for staying well.

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Cornbread, Fish and Collard Greens:: Prayers, Poems & Affirmations for People Living with HIV/AIDS
by Khafre Kujichagulia Abif

Khafre K. Abif has been thriving with HIV for 24 years, and is a father of two college-aged young men. He holds a master's degree in Library and Information Science from the University of Pittsburgh, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Africana Studies from the University of Pittsburgh.

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Eating Positive: A Nutrition Guide and Recipe Book for People with HIV/AIDS
by Jeffrey Huber

Proper nutrition is essential to individuals with HIV/AIDS. Yet, it is often difficult to maintain an adequate diet due to a variety of conditions associated with the disease and/or medications used to alleviate symptoms. Eating Positive: A Nutrition Guide and Recipe Book for People with HIV/AIDS solves this problem with easy-to-follow, enticing recipes that fit a variety of common diet restrictions and specific health needs of individuals with HIV/AIDS. You can use this practical nutrition guide and recipe book to customize diet plans for your patients or for yourself (with a doctor's approval) that provide proper nutrition and satisfy the tastebuds.

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The First Year—HIV: An Essential Guide for the Newly Diagnosed
by Brett Grodeck

This book uses a unique approach—guiding readers through their first seven days following diagnosis, then the next three weeks of their first month, and finally the next eleven months of their first year - to provide answers and advice that will help everyone newly diagnosed with HIV come to terms with their condition and the lifestyle changes that accompany it. Starting with the day of diagnosis, author Brett Grodeck (HIV positive for 25 years) provides vital information about the nature of HIV, choosing the right doctors, treatment options, coping mechanisms, holistic alternatives, and much more. The book will be a supportive and educational resource for everyone who wants to take an active role in the management of their condition.

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The Guide to Living With HIV Infection: Developed at the Johns Hopkins AIDS Clinic
by John G. Bartlett and Ann K. Finkbeiner

In this thoroughly updated edition of the 1992 American Medical Writers' Association Book Award Winner are detailed discussions of the effectiveness, availability, and side effects of new drugs; HIV and women; new information on the transmission of HIV; prevention strategies; advice on coping with the emotional effects of the infection; and the financial and legal concerns of living with HIV.

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Healing HIV: How To Rebuild Your Immune System
by Jon D. Kaiser

While its title is a little misleading—HIV can't be "healed" as of yet—and the editors of this web site prefer discussing treatments that undergo rigorous clinical testing, this book by Jon D. Kaiser is considered one of the best on discussing alternative therapies for HIV. It responsibly explores how nontraditional approaches can be combined with current & experimental anti-HIV treatment regimens.

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The HIV Drug Book
by Project Inform

From Project Inform, one of the nation's leading community-based AIDS treatment information and advocacy organizations, comes a comprehensive, user-friendly guide to the drugs most used by those who are HIV-positive or suffering from AIDS. Formatted for quick reference and written in non-technical language, this handbook features an extensive master Index—from AZT to Zantac—plus information on experimental treatments.

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HIV Essentials 2017
by Paul E. Sax, Calvin J. Cohen, and Daniel R. Kuritzkes

HIV Essentials 2017 incorporates the latest clinical guidelines into a step-by-step guide to the diagnosis, evaluation, management and prevention of HIV infection and its complications.

Topics include:

  • HIV diagnosis, evaluation, treatment and prevention
  • Opportunistic infections and other HIV Complications
  • Treatment of HIV and pregnancy
  • Antiretroviral drug summaries
  • Post-exposure Prophylaxis

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Living with HIV: A Patient's Guide
by Mark Cichocki, RN

This helpful guide offers a wealth of information for individuals that have been diagnosed with HIV and for people caring for HIV-positive friends and loved ones. It covers the entire HIV lifespan, from prevention to diagnosis and beyond. Valuable tips help the reader make the best decision when choosing a doctor, finding and adhering to the right medication regimen, and, if necessary, making end-life plans. All aspects of HIV/AIDS are discussed, including opportunistic and associated infections, dental care, exercise and nutrition, substance use and abuse, and emotional treatment.

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Numb Toes and Aching Soles: Coping with Peripheral Neuropathy
by John A. Senneff

A comprehensive guide for people who have painful and disabling peripheral neuropathy. Covered are causes, symptoms, tests and treatments—both conventional and alternative—and ways of coping day to day. The book is written from a patient's point of view with over 200 patient comments on treatments. There are also special sections for those with HIV-related neuropathies, as well as reports on experimental drugs in the pipeline.

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Nutrition and HIV: A Model for Treatment
by Mary Romeyn, MD

While this book does address fighting HIV from the particular vantage point of nutrition, it's meant to do and be more than that. It's written as a primer on HIV, so that people who live with HIV can increase their understanding, and hence their power to take an active role in their health care—and require that those responsible for their medical management give them the very best possible care.

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