HIV/AIDS in South Africa

HIV/AIDS in South Africa

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This second edition of the book provides up-to-date information on new drugs, new proven HIV prevention interventions, a new chapter on positive prevention, and current HIV epidemiology. This definitive text covers all aspects of HIV/AIDS in South Africa, from basic science to medicine, sociology, economics and politics. It has been written by a highly respected team of South African HIV/AIDS experts and provides a thoroughly researched account of the epidemic in the region.show more

Product details

  • Online resource
  • Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • 1139062409
  • 9781139062404

Table of contents

Part I. Birth of a Rapidly Growing Epidemic: 1. Introduction; 2. Overview of the book; 3. HIV infection in South Africa: the evolving epidemic; 4. HIV incidence rates in South Africa; Part II. The Virus, the Human Host and Their Interactions: 5. Viral structure, replication, tropism, pathogenesis and natural history; 6. HIV diagnostics; 7. HIV-1 genetic diversity; 8. Cellular immunity to HIV: a synthesis of responses to preserve self; Part III. HIV Risk Factors and Prevention Strategies: 9. Reducing sexual risk behaviours: theory and research, successes and research; 10. Barrier methods; 11. Mother-to-child transmissions (MTCT) of HIV-1; 12. Sexually transmitted infections; 13. Safe blood supplies; 14. Intravenous drug use in South Africa; 15. Positive prevention interventions; 16. New prevention strategies under development and investigation; Part IV. Focal Groups for Understanding the HIV Epidemic: 17. Heterosexual transmission of HIV - the importance of a gendered perspective in HIV prevention; 18. Young people and HIV/AIDS in South Africa: prevalence of infection, risk factors and social context; 19. Female sex workers; 20. Population movement and the spread of HIV in southern Africa; Part V. The Impact of AIDS: 21. Impact of AIDS - the health care burden; 22. The impact of AIDS on the community; 23. The impact of ethics; 24. The economic impact of AIDS; 25. AIDS-related mortality in South Africa; 26. Picking up the pieces: the end of AIDS denialism and its aftermath; Part VI. Treating HIV: 27. Tuberculosis and HIV; 28. Prevention of opportunistic infections in adults; 29. Nutritional prophylaxis; 30. Challenges in managing AIDS in South Africa; 31. Antiretroviral therapy; 32. The challenges of implementing antiretroviral treatment; Part VII. What Does the Future Hold?: 33. Models and trends; 34. The future of the HIV epidemic in South Africa.show more