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Title Natural hosts of SIV : implication in AIDS / edited by Aftab A. Ansari, PhD, Professor, Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta GA, USA [and] Guido Silvestri, Professor, Department of pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine & Yerkes National Primate Research Center Atlanta, GA, USA
Published London : Academic Press is an imprint of Elsevier, [2014]
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Description 1 online resource (xvii, 385 pages) : color illustrations, maps
Summary Natural Hosts of SIV: Implications in AIDS thoroughly reviews the possible mechanisms by which African nonhuman primate natural hosts of lentiviruses remain essentially disease-free while other hosts exhibit disease and death. The book ultimately indicates directions for further research and potential translations of this compelling phenomenon into novel approaches to treat and prevent HIV. When Asian non-human primate non-natural hosts are experimentally infected with viruses isolated from African species, disease and death normally results. Meanwhile, these African nonhuman primate natural hosts maintain similar levels of plasma and cellular viremia and exhibit compellingly different, essentially disease-free, states. This work attempts to answer the question of how the natural host remains disease resistant
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Title from PDF version (EBSCO, viewed on July 17, 2014)
Subject AIDS (Disease)
Simian immunodeficiency virus.
Form Electronic book
Author Ansari, Aftab A. (Aftab Ahmed), editor
Silvestri, Guido (Professor of pathology and laboratory medicine), editor
ISBN 0124047343
0124051677 (electronic bk.)
1306939356 (ebk)
9780124051676 (electronic bk.)
9781306939355 (ebk)
Other Titles Natural hosts of SIV : implications in AIDS