AIDS: Science And Society / Edition 7

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Overview

Feature
  • Revised data throughout on the immune system and its response to new antigens
  • New content on the mutation and evolution of HIV during infection
  • The latest data on research towards a cure and the treatment of infected individuals
  • Includes current epidemiological data throughout
  • Every new printed copy includes full access to the Navigate Companion Website, featuring a rich variety of engaging and interactive study tools
  • Instructor resources include PowerPoint Lecture Outlines, PowerPoint Image Bank, and LMS-ready Test Bank


Discusses the immune system/the life cycle of a retrovirus/ epidemiology & AIDS/HIV risk/prevention/living w/AIDS, etc.

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Reviewer: Ameeta E. Singh, BMBS, MSc (University of Alberta)
Description: This fourth edition textbook provides a brief overview of the biological, epidemiological, clinical, social, preventative, and psychological aspects of HIV/AIDS. This edition appropriately updates the rapidly evolving biomedical and epidemiological sections on HIV/AIDS.
Purpose: As outlined by the authors, this book provides an overview of the biological, psychological, and social aspects of HIV/AIDS. It is patterned after a similar course entitled AIDS Fundamentals offered at the University of California, Irvine.
Audience: The book is primarily aimed at undergraduate students and other nonspecialized students who have had high school level biology. The book would be unsuitable for general readers without this minimum qualification. The authors:two researchers in virology (mainly retroviruses) and an associate professor in Planning, Policy and Design at the University of California, Irvine:are credible experts in most of the areas reviewed in the book.
Features: The book covers the molecular and cellular aspects of HIV, the immune system's response to the virus and then reviews the epidemiology as it pertains to the understanding of these aspects. This is followed by a discussion of the personal and societal implications of HIV/AIDS from prevention to diagnosis and subsequent discrimination. The book is enhanced by black-and-white diagrams and photos and a Web-based resource that summarizes each chapter, provides links to AIDS-related Web sites and provides review questions for each chapter. Although the reference section also cites Web-based sources, this section is limited by the uncertain source of many of the statistics and diagrams.
Assessment: The new edition is justified given the rapidly evolving field of HIV/AIDS and provides a brief overview for the undergraduate or nonspecialized students interested in the fundamentals of HIV/AIDS.
Booknews
Presents an overview of AIDS from both the biomedical and psychosocial perspectives, for undergraduate students in one-quarter or one- semester courses. Explains biological, social, and psychological aspects in plain language, and offers vital information on personal risk assessment, preventing the spread of HIV/AIDS, and personal dimensions of living with this disease. Overviews of concepts of epidemiology, the immune system, and virology are combined with answers to questions about the origins of HIV and modes of transmission. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781284025514
  • Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
  • Publication date: 2/22/2013
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 7
  • Pages: 248
  • Sales rank: 419,370
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
Authors
Ch. 1 Introduction: An Overview of AIDS 1
Ch. 2 Concepts of Infectious Disease and a History of Epidemics 4
Ch. 3 The Immune System 15
Ch. 4 Virology and HIV 40
Ch. 5 Clinical Manifestations of AIDS 65
Ch. 6 Epidemiology and AIDS 89
Ch. 7 Modes of HIV Transmission and Personal Risk Factors 111
Ch. 8 Individual Assessments of HIV Risk 124
Ch. 9 Prevention of AIDS 140
Ch. 10 Living with AIDS: Human Dimensions 157
Ch. 11 Living with AIDS: Societal Dimensions 173
Ch. 12 Future Directions in Combating AIDS 183
Glossary 200
App. A: Reference Resources 209
App. B Idea Exchange Groups: A Way to Catalyze Discussion of AIDS-Related Topics 211
Index 218
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