Living with HIV in developed nations: Subjective wellbeing and the human-animal bond
Contributor(s):: Vicki Elizabeth Hutton
In this thesis, the author looks at wellbeing amongst adults living with HIV in developed nations, and proposes that the human-animal relationship may beneficially contribute to wellbeing for some people with HIV. In the early 1980s the emergence of HIV and AIDS in developed nations created an...
Perceptions of companion dog benefits on well-being of US military veterans with HIV/AIDS
Contributor(s):: Kruger, K. S., Stern, S. L., Anstead, G., Finley, E. P.
Objectives: Patients with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)/acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) frequently experience psychosocial complications in addition to physical illness. Conflicting data on the value of companion dog ownership in minimizing psychosocial distress suggest the need...
Prevalence of Potential Zoonotic Enteric Bacterial Pathogens in Dogs and Cats and Factors Associated with Potential Transmission Between Animals and Humans
Contributor(s):: Omaima Maamoun Ahmed
With the discovery of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS), concerns about dangers of pet ownership have increased. Zoonotic organisms associated with cats and dogs, may cause life-threatening infections in immuosuppressed human beings. The...
Association between Cryptosporidium infection and animal exposure in HIV-infected individuals
Contributor(s):: Glaser, C. A., Safrin, S., Reingold, A., Newman, T. B.
Animal-assisted therapy for improving human health
Contributor(s):: Cevizci, S., Erginoz, E., Baltas, Z.
Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT) or Pet Therapy is an adjunctive therapy that takes advantage of human and animal interaction, activates physiological and psychological mechanisms, and initiates positive changes to improve metabolic health. In recent years, this interaction is use to treat...