AIDS in Africa / Edition 1

AIDS in Africa / Edition 1

by Max Essex
     
 

ISBN-10: 0781701104

ISBN-13: 9780781701105

Pub. Date: 01/01/1994

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

This comprehensive reference book addresses the unique challenges facing many African nations as poor infrastructure and economics continue to obstruct access to advanced treatments and AIDS care training. It takes into account the context of settings with limited resources. Information on how to best utilize existing resources and prioritize scaling-up of

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This comprehensive reference book addresses the unique challenges facing many African nations as poor infrastructure and economics continue to obstruct access to advanced treatments and AIDS care training. It takes into account the context of settings with limited resources. Information on how to best utilize existing resources and prioritize scaling-up of infrastructure is a critical aspect of this book for those working in HIV/AIDS-related fields in Africa.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780781701105
Publisher:
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Publication date:
01/01/1994
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
728

Table of Contents

IPathogenesis
1Introduction: The Etiology of AIDS1
2The Molecular Virology of HIV-111
3Immunopathogenesis of AIDS34
4Effect of Genetic Variation on HIV Transmission and Progression to AIDS52
5Biology of Human Immunodeficiency Virus Type 2 (HIV-2)74
6Simian Immunodeficiency Viruses and the Origin of HIVs
IIDetection and Monitoring of HIV Infection and Disease
7Serodiagnosis of HIV Infection121
8Molecular Diagnosis of HIV Infection138
9Monitoring HIV-1 Subtype Distribution158
10Monitoring Viral Load173
11Monitoring Immune Function185
IIIEpidemiology
12The Epidemiology of HIV and AIDS200
13Transmission of HIV217
14Role of Sexually Transmitted Diseases in HIV-Transmission231
15Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV251
16HIV-1 Subtypes and Recombinants263
17Current Estimates and Projections for the Epidemic281
IVClinical Spectrum and Treatment of HIV-Related Diseases
18Clinical Diagnosis of AIDS and HIV-Related Diseases297
19Antiretroviral Therapy in Resource-Limited Settings322
20HIV-1 Drug Resistance345
21Opportunistic Infections355
22Tuberculosis373
23HIV Infection and Cancer386
24Challenges and Opportunities for Nurses405
25Home-Based Care411
26Nutrition and HIV Infection419
27Access to HIV and AIDS Care436
VPediatric HIV Infection and Disease
28Diagnosis of Pediatric HIV Infection458
29Treatment of HIV in Children Using Antiretroviral Drugs469
30Pediatric Opportunistic Infections480
VIPreventions of HIV Infection
31Male Condoms and Circumcision498
32Female Condoms and Microbicides506
33Behavioral Change: Goals and Means514
34Voluntary Counseling and Testing527
35Prevention of Perinatal Transmission of HIV539
36Prevention of Breast Milk Transmission of HIV: Balancing the Benefits and the Risks560
37Postexposure Prophylaxis for Occupational Exposure and Sexual Assault571
VIIVaccine Development
38The Need for a Vaccine584
39HIV Vaccines: Design and Development594
40HIV-1 Vaccine Testing, Trial Design, and Ethics612
VIIIImpact and Response
41Regional Variations in the African Epidemics631
42Human Rights and HIV/AIDS641
43Gender and HIV/AIDS654
44The Orphan Crisis664
45The Economics of AIDS in Africa676
46International Cooperation and Mobilization695

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