AIDS: The Biological Basis

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Jones & Bartlett Learning, 2006 - Health & Fitness - 341 pages
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Built upon the foundation of Professor Alcamo's work, AIDS: The Biological Basis, Fourth Edition, continues to educate professors and students alike about the biology of HIV and AIDS. With completely updated content and extended commentary and discussion topics, this text continues to evolve to keep abreast of epidemiological patterns and research developments and sets the mark for compiling an extensive breadth of information with sufficient detail that permits the reader to learn the basics of AIDS immunopathology and epidemiology and how AIDS drugs and vaccines may and can work.
 

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Contents

The Breakthrough
7
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
47
The Immune System and HIV
58
Antigens
64
AIDS Education in the Schools
177
HIV Testing and Diagnosis
184
HIV Antigen Viral Load Tests
195
Implications of HIV Testing
202
Q Treating HIV Infection and AIDS
212
Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors
220
Treating Opportunistic Diseases
244
An AIDS Vaccine
260

Defining and Recognizing AIDS
84
AIDSRelated Complex
91
Pediatric AIDS
108
The Epidemiology of AIDS
114
How AIDS Is Not Transmitted
142
Preventing HIV Transmission
152
Protecting Health Care Workers
162
Problems In Vaccine Development
275
Looking Back
284
Caring for the AIDS Patient
304
Looking Back
313
Pronunciation Guide
319
Index
328
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