AIDS: The Biological Basis
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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Origin of the AlDS Epidemic
The First Decades and Beyond
Viruses and HIV
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