Linked by Blood: Hemophilia and AIDS

Linked by Blood: Hemophilia and AIDS

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Linked by Blood: Hemophilia and AIDS recounts the factors responsible for the widespread infection of people with hemophilia by Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)-contaminated blood and offers a prescription for addressing the challenges of future viral epidemics. The book describes the impact of AIDS on people with hemophilia, their families, and caregivers.

The collection, processing, and distribution of blood in the early years of the HIV epidemic are described, including the failure of regulatory agencies to promulgate effective rules to safeguard the blood supply. The contributions of individuals and organizations that mitigated the epidemic are recognized. Linked by Blood presents recommendations for addressing the myriad medical, social, and economic challenges posed by blood-borne viral infections (AIDS, Ebola, MERS) that periodically sweep through large segments of our population.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 168 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 12.7mm | 160g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • 012805302X
  • 9780128053027

Table of contents

Chapter 1. The impact of AIDS on hemophilia
Chapter 2. Blood: vital but potentially dangerous
Chapter 3. What is hemophilia?
Chapter 4. The human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)
Chapter 5. Blood as a vehicle for the spread of AIDS
Chapter 6. Hemophilia: an affinity for blood
Chapter 7. A full-blown epidemic
Chapter 8. The Institute of Medicine study
Chapter 9. Factors that enabled the epidemic
Chapter 10. Contributions that mitigated the epidemic
Chapter 11. Hemophilia: past and present
Chapter 12. A prescription for safeguarding blood and controlling treatment costs
Each chapter concludes with a list of Key Points and references.
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About David Green

Dr. David Green is an Emeritus Professor of Medicine at the Feinberg School of Medicine of Northwestern University, and a hematologist with expertise in bleeding and clotting disorders. He was awarded a US Public Health Fellowship to study blood coagulation in Oxford, England, and conducted research in The Netherlands as the Boerhaave Professor and Australia as a Fogarty Fellow. He is a Master of the American College of Physicians, a Distinguished Emeritus Member of the American Society of Hematology, and a recipient of a Lifetime Achievement Award of the Hemostasis and Thrombosis Research Society. He is the author of 350 published journal articles and reviews, 11 edited books, and 2 multi-authored books.
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