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Viral sex : the nature of AIDS

Author: Jaap Goudsmit
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : [Paperback ed.]View all editions and formats
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'Viral Sex' provides an eyewitness account of science's effort to understand and control the spread of this deadly virus, in a journey that reaches from the deepest recesses of the African  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jaap Goudsmit
ISBN: 0195124960 9780195124965
OCLC Number: 40520702
Description: xix, 260 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents: 1. The most disarming virus ; 2. The rise of the western AIDS epidemic ; 3. HIV baby booms: epidemics come and go ; 4. The rainforest roots of HIV ; 5. HIV-0 and HIV-1: the chimpanzee connection ; 6. HIV-2: the sooty mangabey connection ; 7. Searching for SIV in monkey mummies ; 8. Beyond HIV and SIV: the cat connection ; 9. The mystery suitor: HIV's next move ; 10. Viral sex and AIDS: response to instability ; 11. Retrovirus survival: the human threat ; 12. Human survival: vaccines to disarm HIV ; Epilogue ; Glossary ; Index ; Bibliography
Responsibility: Jaap Goudsmit.

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"This [book's]...appeal reaches far beyond just fellow scientists. It is full of astonishing and interesting facts not only about viruses but about the humans studying them."--Frank Ryan, The New Read more...

 
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