HIV and the Pathogenesis of AIDS
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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