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AIDS and HIV in Perspective

AIDS and HIV in Perspective
A Guide to Understanding the Virus and its Consequences

2nd Edition

  • Date Published: June 1999
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521627665

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  • A new edition of Dr Schoub's informative and lucid account brings the reader up to date on our current understanding of the natural history of HIV infection, new approaches to management of infection and disease and improvements in diagnostic capabilities. This popular book, aimed at the general reader, bridges the gap between specialist science literature and basic educational material available to the general public. Helpful and informative diagrams are adeptly utilised to explain the basic biology of the HIV virus and the immune system which it so lethally undermines. As well as exploring the complex social, legal and ethical issues surrounding infection, Professor Schoub looks ahead to the prospects for a vaccine. A valuable handbook for all those in search of a better understanding of HIV infection and its consequences.

    • Popular, informative and lucid account
    • Adeptly illustrated for ease of use by the lay reader
    • Comprehensive and up to date
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    '… it would be of particular interest to those who wish to gain an insight into the various facets of this devastating infectious disease, and this extremely informative and well-written text should appeal to a medical, scientific and more general readership.' British Journal of Biomedical Science

    From reviews of the 1st edition 'How does the non-specialist choose a text on AIDS from the many available? AIDS and HIV in Perspective by Barry Schoub is recommended as an attractive, readable, and non-controversial guide. Coverage by the author, a South African virologist, is comprehensive, and his views on the disease in developing countries are particularly useful.' British Medical Journal

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    • Edition: 2nd Edition
    • Date Published: June 1999
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521627665
    • length: 296 pages
    • dimensions: 228 x 153 x 17 mm
    • weight: 0.46kg
    • contains: 58 b/w illus. 2 tables
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introduction
    2. What is AIDS and how does it manifest itself?
    3. The AIDS virus
    4. The disease mechanisms of HIV
    5. The transmission of HIV infection
    6. The AIDS test
    7. The anti-AIDS drugs
    8. The quest for the AIDS vaccine
    9. The ethics of AIDS
    10. Measuring the dimensions of the AIDS epidemic - AIDS epidemiology
    11. Conclusion - outlook for the future.

  • Author

    Barry D. Schoub, National Institute of Virology

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