HIV and the Pathogenesis of AIDS

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ASM Press, 1998 - Medical - 588 pages
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The second edition of HIV and the Pathogenesis of AIDS updates this important, well–annotated text on HIV pathogenesis. with valuable insights and written with clarity and succinctness, the history and background of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and the steps involved in its infection of cells and the development of AIDS are discussed. Aspects of HIV epidemiology and transmission and the HIV–associated cancers that are prominent in infection are also covered. Regarding treatment, Dr Levy discusses the most recent approaches for antiviral therapy that have shown promise in controling infection and presents the challenges faced in developing a vaccine for blocking the transmission of this deadly virus. This book, which was extremely well–received by the scientific community in its initial volume four years ago, provides the most current information on HIV and AIDS and captures the spirit of this virologic and immunologic disease. It defines the future directions that must be taken to find a solution to this devastating illness.

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JAY A. LEVY MD, a keen AIDS and cancer researcher and an educator, is presently professor in the Department of Medicine and research associate in the Cancer Research Institute. He is head of the Laboratory for Tumor and AIDS Virus Research at UCSF (University of California in San Francisco). Dr. Levy co-discovered HIV in 1983 and also discovered a novel immune response that controls HIV infection through the production by CD8+ lymphocytes of an antiviral factor, CAF. He has published over 450 articles in virology and infectious diseases, particularly on HIV/AIDS. He is author or editor of 14 books on virology and immunology and is Editor-in-Chief of the highly cited journal, AIDS. Among Dr. Levy s publications are his acclaimed four volume series, The Retroviridae and his sole-authored book, HIV and the Pathogenesis of AIDS, now in its third edition (2007) and being translated into several languages. Dr. Levy is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and the American Academy of Microbiology.

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