AIDS Update 2003

AIDS Update 2003

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This book requires no biology prerequisite and is the most comprehensive, authoritative, accurate, and up-to-date book on HIV/AIDS currently available as it is updated each and every year. It presents the entire 22-year chronology of the AIDS pandemic in a reasonable, logical, and scientific manner that interweaves biological, clinical, social, and legal discoveries in a uniquely readable presentation. The author considers what causes AIDS, biological characteristics of the AIDS virus, immunology of HIV disease, preventing the transmission of HIV, testing for human immunodeficiency virus, and AIDS and society.show more

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  • Paperback | 555 pages
  • 177.8 x 233.7 x 22.9mm | 839.16g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • English
  • 0130475467
  • 9780130475466

Table of contents

1. Discovering AIDS, Naming the Disease. 2. What Causes AIDS: Origins of the AIDS Virus. 3. Biological Characteristics of the AIDS Virus. 4. Anti-HIV Therapy. 5. The Immunology of HIV Disease/AIDS. 6. Opportunistic Infections and Cancers Associated with HIV Disease/AIDS. 7. A Profile of Biological Indicators for HIV Disease and Progression to AIDS. 8. Epidemiology and Transmission of the Human Immunodeficiency Virus. 9. Preventing the Transmission of HIV. 10. Prevalence of HIV Infections, AIDS Cases, and Deaths among Select Groups in the United States. 11. Prevalence of HIV Infection and AIDS Cases among Woman, Children, and Teenagers in the United States. 12. Testing for Human Immunodeficiency Virus. 13. AIDS and Society: Knowledge, Attitudes, and Behavior. Epilogue. Answers to Review Questions. Glossary. Index.show more

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