ISBN-10:
0521186374
ISBN-13:
9780521186377
Pub. Date:
09/30/2011
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
The Origins of AIDS

The Origins of AIDS

by Jacques Pepin

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ISBN-13: 9780521186377
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 09/30/2011
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 307
Sales rank: 567,551
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Jacques Pepin is Professor and Head of the Infectious Diseases Division, Department of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases at the University of Sherbrooke, Canada, where he is also Director of the Centre for International Health. He has conducted research on infectious diseases in sixteen African countries.

Table of Contents

Introduction; 1. Out of Africa; 2. The source; 3. The timing; 4. The cut hunter; 5. Societies in transition; 6. The oldest trade; 7. Injections and the transmission of viruses; 8. The legacies of colonial medicine I: French Equatorial Africa and Cameroun; 9. The legacies of colonial medicine II: the Belgian Congo; 10. The other human immunodeficiency viruses; 11. From the Congo to the Caribbean; 12. The blood trade; 13. The globalisation; 14. Assembling the puzzle; 15. Epilogue: lessons learned.

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