The Epidemiology of AIDS

The Epidemiology of AIDS : Expression, Occurrence and Control of Human Immunodeficiency Virus Type 1 Infection

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Eight years after the first recognition of AIDS, new insights into the distribution and expression of the disease continue to accumulate as fast as the inexorable increase in cases. Consequently, there is a need for a thorough review of the major issues in population studies of the disease, as well as a detailed but accessible summary of the biology of the infection. As the first comprehensive text on the epidemiology of AIDS and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection, this book distils voluminous, widely dispersed research data on the AIDS phenomenon in a single, integrated volume. It provides discussions of the biology and clinical manifestations of the infection and the disease, thorough treatment of its occurrence in high and low risk populations, and a detailed account of control efforts, including behavioural intervention, drug therapy, immunization and other responses of the health care and legal systems.
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  • Hardback | 374 pages
  • 150 x 230 x 31.75mm | 828g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • figures and tables throughout
  • 0195050584
  • 9780195050585

Table of contents

PART I: BIOLOGICAL AND CLINICAL EXPRESSION: Patricia Fultz : The biology of human immunodeficiency viruses; J. Stephen McDougal, Alison Mawle & Janet K.A. Nicholson : The immune system: Pathophysiology; Michael Ascher & Richard A. Kaslow : The immune system: Serology and applications; Paul Rogers & Henry Masur : The immune system: Clinical manifestations; Bruce Brew, John J. Sidtis & Richard Price : The nervous system: Pathophysiology and clinical manifestations; PART II: OCCURRENCE IN POPULATIONS: Richard A. Kaslow & Donald P. Francis : Epidemiology: General considerations; Warren Winkelstein, Jr., Nancy S. Padian, George Rutherford & Harold W. Jaffe : Homosexual man; Harry G. Haverkos & Robert Edelman : Heterosexuals; Gerald Friedland : Parenteral drug abusers; Thomas Peterman & James Allen : Recipients of blood and blood products; Thomas P. Quin & Jonathan Mann : The infection and AIDS in Africa; Jean W. Pape & Warren Johnson : The infection and AIDS in Haiti; Martha Rogers : Perinatal infection; Alfred J. Saah : The infection in low risk populations; PART III: THE BIOMEDICAL AND SOCIAL RESPONSES: Donald P. Francis & Richard A. Kaslow : Prevention: General considerations; Ron Stall, Thomas G. Coates, Jeffrey S. Mandl, Edward F. Morales & James L. Sorensen : Behavioral factors and intervention; Gail Skowron & Thomas C. Merigan : Chemotherapy and chemoprophylaxis; Donald P. Francis : Immunization; Michael A. Polis & Anthony Pascal : Responses in the health care system; John Mills & Michael Mills : Responses in the legal system.
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About Richard A. Kaslow

About the Editors Richard A. Kaslow, M.D., M.P.H., is Chief of the Epidemiology and Biometry branch, Microbiology and Infectious Diseases Program, at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health, in Bethesda, Maryland. Donald P. Francis, M.D., D.Sc., is the Centers for Disease Control AIDS Adviser at The State of California Department of Health Services in Berkeley, California.
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