AIDS: Science and Society

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Jones & Bartlett Learning, 2004 - Medical - 229 pages
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This edition provides readers with a firm overview of AIDS from both biomedical and psychosocial perspectives. The text covers the molecular and cellular aspects of the HIV virus and the immune system's response to it and then considers epidemiology and it's role in understanding HIV/AIDS. Extensive discussion of the personal and societal implications of HIV infection, from prevention to dianosis and subsequent discriminations, is also included.
 

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Contents

CHAPTER
1
CHAPTER2
4
Epidemics in Modern Times
12
CHAPTER3
15
The Lymphatic Circulation
23
CHAPTER 10
31
Virology and HIV
40
The Life Cycle of a Retrovirus
47
Modes of HIV Transmission and Personal Risk Factors
111
Individual Assessments of HIV Risk
124
HIV Testing and Risk Assessment
135
Prevention of AIDS
140
Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
141
Examples of HIV and AIDS Prevention Programs
150
Human Dimensions
157
Societal Dimensions
173

CHAPTER 5
53
Azidothymidine AZT An Effective Therapeutic Agent in AIDS
60
Exposure Infection and Disease
66
CHAPTER 6
81
CHAPTER 6
88
Epidemiology and AIDS in the United States
97
CHAPTER 7
108
CHAPTER 12
182
Future Directions for Social Efforts
192
Glossary
200
Reference Resources
209
Index
218
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