AIDS: The Biological Basis

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Jones & Bartlett Learning, 2010 - Health & Fitness - 360 pages
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Completely updated with the latest findings and statistical information in the field, the new Fifth Edition of this award-winning text continues to educate people about effectively controlling the spread of HIV and AIDS. Intended for undergraduate and special topics courses, AIDS: The Biological Basis, Fifth Edition also explores the history of AIDS, includes the latest information on HIV testing, and provides background material to help students understand the biological basis of this continuing pandemic. New discussions on the global nature of the disease include the latest data on HIV infection among various groups and populations and the global and regional patterns of HIV. Chapter outlines, Healthline reports, study questions, and a glossary allow readers to focus more sharply on the key concepts presented in the text. AIDS: The Biological Basis, Fifth Edition provides readers with an extensive breadth of basic knowledge in AIDS immunopathology, epidemiology, the design and function of AIDS drugs, and the ongoing search for a vaccine.
 

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Contents

The AIDS Epidemic
2
Viruses and HIV
30
The Immune System and HIV
68
Defining and Recognizing AIDS
92
The Epidemiology of AIDS
122
Preventing HIV Transmission
164
HIV Testing and Diagnosis
196
Treating HIV Infection and AIDS
224
An AIDS Vaccine
272
AIDS in Perspective
302
Answers to Review Questions
330
A Suggested Format for a 10Session Course The Biological Basis of AIDS
331
Pronunciation Guide
333
Glossary
335
Index
344
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I. Edward Alcamo (Farmingdale, NY) is a professor of biology at the State University of New York at Farmingdale. He has taught at the college level for 30-plus years, specializing in microbiology for health science students. Dr. Alcamo has authored several books including "Fundamentals of Microbiology", "AIDS: The Biological Basis", "The Microbiology Coloring Book", "DNA Technology: The Awesome Skill", "Anatomy and Physiology the Easy Way", and "The Anatomy Coloring Workbook". He has also been honored for excellence in teaching by the State University of New York and the National Association of Biology Teachers. Dr. Alcamo is a member of numerous scientific organizations and a regular contributor to various scientific journals.
Jennifer Warner (Charlotte, NC) is an instructor of biology at the University of North Carolina, Greensboro. She is a coauthor of "McGraw-Hill's MCAT" and "McGraw-Hill's PCAT".

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