The AIDS Pandemic: Impact on Science and Society

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Kenneth H. Mayer, H.F. Pizer
Elsevier, Dec 21, 2004 - Medical - 520 pages
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The AIDS Pandemic explores the ways in which HIV/AIDS has, and continues to transform the wide range of related disciplines it touches. Novel perspectives are provided by a unique panel of internationally recognised experts who cover the unprecedented impact onf AIDS on culture, demographics and politics around the world, including how it affected the worlds' economy, health sciences, epidemiology and public health. This important far- reaching analysis uses the lessons learned from a wide array of disciplines to help us understand the current status and evolution of the pandemic, as it continues to evolve.

* Unique and timely presentation of new theories and perspectives
* Concentrates on the changes that have taken place in a broad array of related disciplines
* Provides key contextual information, for those new to the field or at interface areas between disciplines
* Includes an international focus on evolving African and Asian experiences
* Focuses on the current strategies for developing vaccines and microbicides
* Outlines harm reduction and prevention programs
* Explores issues related to delivery of life-saving AIDS medications in resource-constrained environments
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
1 Virology
13
2 Immunology in the Era of HIVAIDS
36
3 Quantitative Science
58
What Have We Learned?
90
5 AIDS and Sexually Transmitted Disease Prevention and Control
110
Antiretroviral Therapy as Prophylaxis
137
7 Challenges in Developing HIV Vaccines
162
Implications for Patient Care
286
12 Economics
307
The Challenges of Prices and Patents
324
14 The African Experience
351
Health Meets Human Rights
374
And What Others Can Learn from Our Experience
398
17 Drug Use
424
18 Management of HIVAIDS in Correctional Settings
449

8 Microbicides
190
Unprecedented Progress and Emerging Challenges
236
10 The Evolution of Comprehensive AIDS Clinical Care
261
19 Medical Ethics and the Law
488
Index
511
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About the author (2004)

Mayer is Professor of Medicine and Community Health at Brown University AIDS Program and Attending Physician in the infectious Disease Division of the Miriam Hospital in Providence, Rhode Island, and Medical Research Director, Fenway Community Health, Boston, Massachusetts.

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