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Once infected with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), a person can develop acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). More than 1 million Americans are infected with HIV/AIDS, and the Centers for Disease Control estimate that 21 percent of them are unaware of it. There is no cure or vaccine for HIV/AIDS, but it can be managed through proper medication and a healthy lifestyle. HIV/AIDS describes the symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of HIV/AIDS, the newest research in the field, and future prospects for controlling the disease.

Deadly diseases affect everyone. Although not all cases are fatal, each disease causes a degree of harm and discomfort to those whom it afflicts and sometimes can have long-lasting consequences. Each book in the series Deadly Diseases and Epidemics takes the reader through all aspects of a disease-from its history and causes or method of infection to its treatment and prevention. The books provide a foundation for understanding the basics of microbiology, immunology, and epidemiology.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781604134650
Publisher: Facts on File, Incorporated
Publication date: 06/01/2011
Series: Deadly Diseases and Epidemics Series
Edition description: 2nd ed.
Pages: 122
Product dimensions: 6.50(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 14 - 17 Years

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 6

Foreword David L. Heymann 7

1 What Are HIV and AIDS? 9

2 The History of HIV/AIDS 24

3 The Biology of HIV/AIDS 36

4 Treatment of HIV/AIDS 54

5 Prevention of HIV/AIDS 69

6 Attempts to Develop a Vaccine for HIV/AIDS 80

7 HIV/AIDS: Future Prospects and Concerns 87

Notes 97

Glossary 106

Further Resources 114

Index 115

About the Author 120

About the Consulting Editor 121

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