AIDS: The Biological Basis

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Jones & Bartlett Learning, 2003 - AIDS (Disease) - 340 pages
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Revised and updated to meet the needs of students, academics and AIDS professionals, this book has critical, up-t-date information on AIDS and HIV, including: the physiology of the HIV-T-cell relationship; the spread of AIDS throughout Africa and Asia; new insights into needle exchange programs; how the viral load has become a key diagnostic tool for tracking HIV infection; the use of zidovudine to control pediatric AIDS; work on the AIDS vaccine; and the use of HAART to control AIDS in adults.
 

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Contents

Origin of the AIDS Epidemic
13
The First Decades and Beyond
21
Viruses and HIV
30
Replication of Viruses and HIV
36
The HIV Genome
48
The Immune System and HiV
58
Antigens
64
HIV and the Immune System
71
HIV Antigen Viral Load Tests
195
Looking Back
207
General Principles of AIDS Treatment
214
Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors
220
Other Therapeutic Agents
230
Treating Opportunistic Diseases
245
Looking Back
255
General Vaccine Strategies
262

Defining and Recognizing AIDS
84
AIDSRelated Complex
90
Pediatric AIDS
108
The Epidemiology of AIDS
114
How AIDS Is Not Transmitted
142
Preventing HIV Transmission
152
Protecting Health Care Workers
162
AIDS Education in the Schools
177
HIV Testing and Diagnosis
184
A WholeVirus Vaccine
272
Vaccine Trials
279
1Q AIDS in Perspective
288
Caring for the AIDS Patient
305
Looking Back
311
The Biological Basis
317
Index
328
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