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Author: Viqi Wagner
Publisher: Farmington Hills, MI : Greenhaven Press, ©2008.
Series: Opposing viewpoints series (Unnumbered)
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Explores varying viewpoints of the global epidemic of AIDS, the causes of AIDS, efforts to control the spread of AIDS, and the treatment of AIDS.

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Viqi Wagner
ISBN: 0737737328 : 9780737737325 : 073773731X 9780737737318
OCLC Number: 182561290
Description: 253 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Why consider opposing viewpoints? --
Introduction --
ch. 1. What is the status of the global AIDS epidemic? --
Chapter preface --
1. The global AIDS epidemic is a growing threat / Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS and World Health Organization --
2. The global AIDS epidemic is exaggerated / James P. Hogan --
3. AIDS is devastating Africa / Robert Hecht, et al. --
4. The prevalence of AIDS in Africa is overstated / Craig Timberg --
5. AIDS is a crisis in Black America / Claudia Kalb and Andrew Murr --
6. China must face the possibility of an explosive AIDS epidemic / Richard Burger --
7. China is confronting HIV/AIDS / Sabin Russell --
Periodical bibliography --
ch. 2. What causes AIDS? --
Chapter preface --
1. HIV causes AIDS / Rob Noble --
2. HIV does not cause AIDS / Christine Maggiore --
3. HIV spread to humans through the Cameroon bushmeat trade / Mary Carmichael --
4. HIV spread to humans through African oral polio vaccines / Edward Hooper --
5. HIV is a man-made product of genetic engineering and medical research / Alan Cantwell --
6. HIV is primarily transmitted through heterosexual intercourse / Nancy Padian --
7. Heterosexual transmission of HIV is negligible / Michael Fumento --
Periodical bibliography. ch. 3. How can the spread of AIDS be controlled? --
1. An AIDS vaccine would significantly slow the spread of AIDS / International AIDS Vaccine Initiative --
2. Prospects for an AIDS vaccine are dim / Richard Horton --
3. Widespread routine HIV testing is needed to control the spread of AIDS / Bernard M. Branson, et al. --
4. HIV testing alone is ineffective and violates individual rights / Community HIV/AIDS Mobilization Project --
5. Abstinence-based AIDS prevention programs effectively stem the spread of AIDS / U.S. Agency for International Development --
6. Abstinence-based AIDS prevention programs fail to halt the global epidemic / Jonathan Cohen and Tony Tate --
7. The Catholic Church should endorse condom use to reduce HIV infection / James Carroll --
8. The Catholic Church must oppose condom use for HIV/AIDS prevention / Alfonso Lopez Trujillo --
Periodical bibliography. ch. 4. How should AIDS be treated? --
Chapter preface --
1. AIDS drug treatments are deadly / Celia Farber --
2. The benefits of AIDS drug treatments far outweigh the risks / Bob Funkhouser --
3. HIV drug resistance is a growing concern / --
4. Alternative nutritional AIDS treatments are safe and effective / Matthias Rath and Aleksandra Niedzwiecki --
5. Alternative nutritional AIDS treatments are deadly quackery / Ian Hodgson --
6. Treating tuberculosis is critical in AIDS interventions / Office of the U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator --
Periodical bibliography --
For further discussion --
Organizations to contact --
Bibliography of books --
Series Title: Opposing viewpoints series (Unnumbered)
Responsibility: Viqi Wagner, book editor.
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Explores varying viewpoints of the global epidemic of AIDS, the causes of AIDS, efforts to control the spread of AIDS, and the treatment of AIDS.


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