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HIV and AIDS: Basic Elements and Priorities / Edition 1
     

HIV and AIDS: Basic Elements and Priorities / Edition 1

by S. Kartikeyan, R.N. Bharmal, R.P. Tiwari, P.S. Bisen
 

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ISBN-10: 9048174457

ISBN-13: 9789048174454

Pub. Date: 11/25/2010

Publisher: Springer Netherlands

In June 1981, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported the first evidence of a new disease that would later become known as Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS). HIV and AIDS: Basic Elements and Priorities is a concise collection of all aspects of this disease, and is a source of readily available knowledge. All currently advocated preventive

Overview

In June 1981, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported the first evidence of a new disease that would later become known as Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS). HIV and AIDS: Basic Elements and Priorities is a concise collection of all aspects of this disease, and is a source of readily available knowledge. All currently advocated preventive measures such as health education, condom use, safer sex practices, and treatment of sexually transmitted infections have been incorporated.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789048174454
Publisher:
Springer Netherlands
Publication date:
11/25/2010
Edition description:
Softcover reprint of hardcover 1st ed. 2007
Pages:
418
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.24(d)

Table of Contents

Preface SECTION ONE – FUNDAMENTALS 1 Prologue
2 Fundamentals of immunity
3 Human immunodeficiency virus
4 Social and environmental factors
5 Immunopathology
6 Natural history of HIV infection
7 Infection control methods SECTION TWO – DIAGNOSTIC ASPECTS 8 Case definitions
9 Laboratory diagnosis of HIV infection
10 Laboratory diagnosis of common reproductive tract and sexually transmitted infections SECTION THREE – CLINICAL ASPECTS 11 Accidental occupational exposure to HIV
12 HIV-related neurological disorders
13 HIV-related psychological disorders
14 Co-infection with HIV and Tuberculosis
15 Sexually transmitted infections (STIs)
16 Anti-retroviral therapy (ART)
17 Traditional ethno-medical systems & alternative therapies SECTION FOUR – PREVENTION AND CONTROL 18 Strategies for prevention and control
19 Surveillance for HIV
20 Counselling
21 Voluntary counselling and testing (VCT) services
22 Prevention of Mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT)
23 Human rights, legal and ethical issues
24 Role of health care providers
25 Preventive HIV vaccine
26 Response to the HIV epidemic in India
27 Response to the HIV epidemic in Thailand
28 Response to the HIV epidemic in China
29 Epilogue Index

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