AIDS: The Biological Basis: The Biological Basis

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Jones & Bartlett Publishers, Apr 21, 2011 - Science - 360 pages
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Completely updated with the latest findings and data, the Fifth Edition of this award-winning text builds upon the foundation established by the late Edward Alcamo. Dr. Alcamo’s accessible writing style is maintained with completely updated content and extended commentary on current developments. The text provides the necessary background information for students to understand the biology of HIV and AIDS while also providing information on critical epidemiological patterns and research developments.
 

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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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