AIDS: The Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome

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'... he (Dr Daniels) has produced an informative, up to date and clearly understandable little book. It is intended for the public but it should also be read by doctors, nurses and health officials.'
Update, October 1986.

'This book succeeds in its aims. It is clear, concise, practical and avoids sensation. The question and answers format makes it easy to read, and the author has managed to cover a great deal of information in the apparently short text. It deserves to be widely read.'
Clinical and Laboratory Haematology, Vol. 9, No. 4 (1987).

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9789401158923
  • Publisher: Springer Netherlands
  • Publication date: 12/31/2013
  • Edition description: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1987
  • Pages: 208
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.43 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Epidemiology of AIDS.- The evolution of AIDS.- Tracking the epidemic.- Distribution of the AIDS epidemic.- UK Public Health Regulations as they relate to the spread of AIDS.- 2 Who can get AIDS? — The risk groups.- Homosexual or bisexual men.- Intravenous drug abusers.- Haemophiliacs.- Other recipients of blood products.- Heterosexual partners of AIDS patients.- Childhood AIDS.- Cases associated with Central Africa.- Haitians.- 3 The cause of AIDS.- Hepatitis B virus.- Cytomegalovirus.- Epstein—Barr virus.- Retroviruses.- Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), formerly called Human T-cell Lymphotropic Virus III (HTLV-III), Lymphadenopathy-associated Virus (LAV).- Co-factors involved in HIV infection.- 4 Transmission of the AIDS virus.- Sexual contact — homosexual and heterosexual.- Parenteral transfer.- Perinatally (vertical transmission).- Salivary transfer.- Incubation period of the AIDS virus.- 5 Infection with the AIDS virus.- Tests for the AIDS virus.- HIV Infections.- Recommendations for the individual with HIV infection.- Advice for GPs handling AIDS testing.- 6 Early symptoms and signs of AIDS.- Persistent generalized lymphadenopathy (PGL).- The AIDS-related complex (ARC).- Evolution of PGL and ARC to AIDS.- 7 AIDS — The clinical picture.- Definition of AIDS.- Spectrum of disorders seen in AIDS.- Clinical features of AlDS.- New classification for HIV infection.- 8 Kaposi’s sarcoma.- Definition.- Kaposi’s sarcoma and AIDS.- 9 Treatment and management of AIDS.- Treatment of opportunistic infections.- Treatment of Kaposi’s sarcoma.- Treatment of the immune deficiency.- Anti-HIV agents — inhibitors of virus replication.- Other treatment.- General management and precautions when dealing with AIDS patients.- Counselling of AIDS patients.- 10 Endpiece.- Appendix 1 Glossary.- 2 AIDS-important information for blood donors.- 3 AIDS-WHO consultation.- 4 Cellular immunity.- 5 Definition and revision of the case definition of AIDS used by Centers for Disease Control (CDC). Case definition of AIDS in children.- 6 General background on viruses.- 7 UK Haemophilia Reference Centres and Regional Centres of the National Blood Transfusion Service in the UK.- 8 Selected Bibliography and useful addresses.

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