AIDS: Science & Society

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Jones & Bartlett Learning, Jan 28, 2011 - Medical - 240 pages
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AIDS: Science and Society, Sixth Edition provides readers with the most current information available on the biology of the virus and the impact it has on society. The Sixth Edition of this best-selling text provides readers with a solid overview of AIDS from both a biomedical and a psychosocial perspective. The authors cover the molecular and cellular aspects of the virus and the immune system's response to it, and examine epidemiology and its role in understanding HIV and AIDS. The use of understandable vocabulary and clear illustrations, along with updated biomedical data and the most current statistics on AIDS available, makes AIDS: Science and Society an essential resource for students, researchers, and general readers.
 

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Contents

CHAPTER
2
Concepts of Infectious Disease and a History of Epidemics
5
CHAPTER
10
A History of Epidemics
11
CHAPTER
17
The Lymphatic Circulation
24
TCells and CellMediated Immunity
34
CHAPTER 4
41
Epidemiology and AIDS in the United States
105
AIDS Around the World
114
CHAPTER 7
121
CHAPTER 8
135
HIV Testing and Risk Assessment
147
CHAPTER 9
153
Examples of HIVAIDS Prevention Programs
163
CHAPTER 10
171

The Life Cycle of a Retrovirus
48
The First Effective Drug Treatment in HIVAIDS
62
CHAPTER 5
67
Exposure Infection and Disease
68
High Turnover of Thelper Cells in AIDS Patients
86
CHAPTER 6
97
CHAPTER 11
189
Future Directions for Social Efforts
211
Glossary
219
Reference Resources
229
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