AIDS : Biological, Medical, Social and Legal Aspects

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This book discusses HIV/AIDS in all of its aspects - biological, medical, social and legal - in a manner accessible to the general public. It considers the global impact of HIV/AIDS, drawing upon the most recent data available. The book explores current and potential therapies including the USFDA mandates, controversial drugs, mutants to HIV drugs and possible therapy for pregnant women and their children. The discussion of the immunology of HIV/AIDS is particularly clear and there is full coverage of the means and prevention of transmission.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 496 pages
  • 175.26 x 238.76 x 25.4mm | 884.5g
  • Prentice-Hall
  • Harlow, United Kingdom
  • 0130198110
  • 9780130198112

Table of contents

Biological barriers and immunology for understanding human defence to the human immunodeficiency virus and opportunistic disease caused by AIDS; the biology and immunology of the human immunodeficiency virus; opportunistic infections and cancers associated with HIV infection; clinical indicators of HIV infection and AIDS; therapy for HIV infection and opportunistic diseases; epidemiology and transmission of the human immunodeficiency virus; preventing the transmission of HIV; prevalence of HIV infections and AIDS outside the United States; testing for human immunodeficiency virus; counselling for HIV testing; AIDS and society - knowledge, attitudes and behaviour; the economics of AIDS; legal aspects of HIV/AIDS - a review of legislation and court decisions in the United States; index.
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