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AIDS : the biological basis

Author: Benjamin S Weeks; Teri Shors
Publisher: Burlington, Massachusetts : Jones & Bartlett Learning, [2014]
Series: Jones and Bartlett topics in biology.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Sixth editionView all editions and formats
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Completely updated with the latest findings and statistical information available, the new sixth edition of this text continues to educate students about effectively controlling the spread of HIV and AIDS. Designed for non-science majors taking a special topics and/or general education course, a comprehensive and accessible text that explores the history of AIDS. Includes the latest information on HIV testing, and  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Benjamin S Weeks; Teri Shors
ISBN: 9781449614881 1449614884
OCLC Number: 830992846
Description: xviii, 346 pages : illustrations, maps ; 26 cm
Contents: The AIDS epidemic --
Viruses and HIV --
The immune system and HIV-1 --
Defining and recognizing AIDS --
The epidemiology of AIDS --
Preventing HIV transmission --
HIV testing and diagnosis --
Treating HIV infection and AIDS --
Hopes and hurdles towards and HIV cure or vaccine --
AIDS in perspective.
Series Title: Jones and Bartlett topics in biology.
Responsibility: Benjamin S. Weeks, Adelphi University ; Teri Shors, University of Wisconsin Oshkosh.

Abstract:

Completely updated with the latest findings and statistical information available, the new sixth edition of this text continues to educate students about effectively controlling the spread of HIV and AIDS. Designed for non-science majors taking a special topics and/or general education course, a comprehensive and accessible text that explores the history of AIDS. Includes the latest information on HIV testing, and provides background material to help students understand the biological basis of this continuing pandemic. The fully updated and revised Sixth Edition includes an all-new focus on immunology, providing more background information for students so they can fully appreciate the mechanisms used by HIV to overcome the body's defenses. The text also includes new material on the pharmacology used to treat HIV/AIDS and the latest available epidemiological data. The Sixth Edition incorporates key pedagogical features of previous editions, as well as updated study materials, global facts about HIV, and question-and-answer sections that reinforce main concepts. Ideally suited for both undergraduate and graduate students in biology, microbiology, nursing, and public health programs, this book provides readers with an extensive breadth of basic knowledge in AIDS immunopathology, epidemiology, the design and function of AIDS drugs, and the ongoing search for a vaccine.

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