The one area that I felt was missing from this book was the appreciation of the need to refer to Internet reference sources. Many informative and evidence-based Web sites exist for those interested in the psychiatric aspects of HIV/AIDS for patients, policy makers, and clinicians alike. Such an inclusion would have made this book even more relevant in the era of rapid information production. Nevertheless, this book laudably reaches its goal of providing a broad framework on which to add the psychological, social, spiritual, psychiatric, and neurobehavioral aspects of the disease to the standard biologic ones.
Dr Gaynes is associate professor of psychiatry at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Chapel Hill.