AIDS: The Biological Basis, Third Edition / Edition 3

AIDS: The Biological Basis, Third Edition / Edition 3

by I. Edward Alcamo
     
 

ISBN-10: 0763702382

ISBN-13: 9780763702380

Pub. Date: 04/23/2003

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning, LLC

The award-winning AIDS: The Biological Basis, now in its third edition, has been revised and updated to meet the needs of students, academics and AIDS professionals. While retaining the same successful pedagogical features that made it so effective in previous editions, Dr. Alcamo has added critical, up-to-date information on AIDS and HIV, including: the…  See more details below

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The award-winning AIDS: The Biological Basis, now in its third edition, has been revised and updated to meet the needs of students, academics and AIDS professionals. While retaining the same successful pedagogical features that made it so effective in previous editions, Dr. Alcamo has added critical, up-to-date information on AIDS and HIV, including: the physiology of the HIV-T cell relationship; the spread of AIDS throughout Africa and Asia; new insights into needle exchange programs; how the viral load has become a key diagnostic tool for tracking HIV infection; the use of zidovudine to control pediatric AIDS; work on the AIDS vaccine; and the use of HAART to control AIDS in adults.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780763702380
Publisher:
Jones & Bartlett Learning, LLC
Publication date:
04/23/2003
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
340
Product dimensions:
7.70(w) x 9.66(h) x 0.88(d)

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Table of Contents

Preface
1The AIDS Epidemic2
The Early Years3
Origin of the AIDS Epidemic13
The First Decades and Beyond21
2Viruses and HIV30
Structure of Viruses and HIV31
Replication of Viruses and HIV36
The HIV Genome48
Inhibiting Viruses51
3The Immune System and HIV58
Development of the Immune System60
Antigens64
The Immune Process65
HIV and the Immune System71
4Defining and Recognizing AIDS84
The Case Definition85
HIV Infection86
AIDS-Related Complex90
Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome94
Pediatric AIDS108
5The Epidemiology of AIDS114
AIDS and the Epidemiologist115
The Spreading Epidemic117
How AIDS Is Not Transmitted142
AIDS in Schools and Colleges144
6Preventing HIV Transmission152
Personal Protection153
Protecting Health Care Workers162
Protecting Public Safety Workers172
AIDS Education in the Schools177
7HIV Testing and Diagnosis184
HIV Antibody Tests185
HIV Antigen (Viral Load) Tests195
Implications of HIV Testing202
8Treating HIV Infection and AIDS212
General Principles of AIDS Treatment214
Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors220
Other Therapeutic Agents230
Treating Opportunistic Diseases245
Drug Development and Testing247
Alternative Therapies251
9An AIDS Vaccine260
General Vaccine Strategies262
AIDS Vaccine Strategies265
A Whole-Virus Vaccine272
Problems in Vaccine Development272
Lack of Animal Models277
Vaccine Trials279
10AIDS in Perspective288
AIDS and Society289
Caring for the AIDS Patient305
The Future of AIDS307
App. A: Answers to Review Questions316
App. BA Suggested Format for a 10-Session Course: The Biological Basis of AIDS317
Pronunciation Guide319
Glossary321
Index328

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