In the early 1980s the body of evidence for a virus of epidemic proportions was becoming irrefutable. The hunt for its cause was on and brought with it a race against time to identify the virus.
In this autobiographical tale of that search, Luc Montagnier, relates the Institut Pasteur's role in investigating the AIDS virus and his group's success in identifying it before the National Health team. Filled with insights into controversies that arose over the questions of who discovered what, and when - a subject that generated almost as much new coverage as the disease itself - the book also conveys the scientific aspects of the disease and its devastating course throughout the world. Dr Montagnier's provides a commentary on critical subjects such as the possibilities for a vaccine, the current therapies available to AIDS patients and prospects for winning the battle against this virus.
|Publisher:||Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.|
|Product dimensions:||5.60(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.80(d)|
About the Author
Luc Montagnier, MD, is professor of virology at the Pasteur Institute in Paris, director of research at CNRS, and Salick Professor and Director of the Center for Molecular and Cellular Virology at Queens College, City University of New York.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Excellent! Dr.Montagnier at his best,he knows this virus and the disease it causes.Mr.Montagnier guides the reader step by step on how this most infectious virus was isolated to explaining the various roles and functions of this hightly complicated Retrovirus.Also talks about the diffrent treatments and possible vaccines. The book is clearly one of the best i've ever read.As an independent researcher in retrovirology this is the most complex and complicated virus that i have ever studied.I recommend this book to be read and injoyed by anyone interested in the field of Retrovirolgy.