Now you can sort through the many complex issues regarding HIV, AIDS, and sport with this definitive, multidisciplinary book. You'll learn the medical facts about HIV and AIDS and discover the important role you play in prevention and control of HIV. HIV/AIDS in Sport debunks common myths and enables you to establish standardized guidelines that take medical, ethical, and legal concerns into account.
With HIV/AIDS in Sport, you will learn:
-Epidemiological, immunological, and clinical aspects of HIV/AIDS
-How to deal with social, psychological, and legal issues regarding HIV/AIDS
-How to establish appropriate guidelines for testing
-Where to find resources including national and state organizations, hotlines, and websites
You will also learn the personal stories of high-profile athletes who have been afflicted with HIV, including Earvin "Magic" Johnson, Arthur Ashe, and Greg Louganis. This section--along with a personal account of a group of non-professional athletes who are living with HIV/AIDS--offers an evocative portrait of the emotional, social, and psychological dimensions of the disease from the perspective of both sports professionals and amateur athletes.
The book also explores a wide range of issues, including whether HIV-positive athletes should participate in sports, ethical decision making and policy implementation, the effects of HIV and exercise on the immune system, and legal issues. The book's resource section includes national organization contacts, state hotlines, and websites.
Drawing from the knowledge of experts in diverse disciplines including health, sports medicine, law, sociology, philosophy, and psychology, this concise book answers all your questions surrounding the complex relationship between sport and HIV/AIDS.
Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers
Number of pages: 137
Weight: 249 g
Dimensions: 229 x 159 x 9 mm
Gerhard G. Uhlenbruck, MD
Professor and Head of Department of Immunobiology
University of Cologne, Germany
Most important book, on a very relevant issue. Deals objectively with a controversial topic. Very unbiased and scientific, but also popular and touchy. Contains the available information and is updated. Can serve as an excellent source to interested students and scholars in the field. All chapters contribute their share to the HIV-sport puzzle, chapter 5 indicates that we deal with reality! Most recommended!
Gilad Weingarten, PhD
Dean of Graduate Studies, Zinman College for PE & Sport
Chair, Sports Medicine Specialization, Wingate Institute, Israel
Television commentator, 7 Olympic games, track and field
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