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Author Schoub, B. D

Title AIDS & HIV in perspective : a guide to understanding the virus and its consequences / Barry D. Schoub
Edition 2nd ed
Published Cambridge ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 1999


Description 1 online resource (xix, 274 pages) : illustrations
Contents 1. What is AIDS and how does it manifest itself? -- 2. The AIDS virus -- 3. The disease mechanisms of HIV -- 4. The transmission of HIV infection -- 5. The AIDS test -- 6. The anti-AIDS drugs -- 7. The quest for the HIV vaccine -- 8. The ethics of AIDS -- 9. Measuring the dimensions of the AIDS epidemic -- AIDS epidemiology -- 10. Conclusion: outlook for the future
Summary "A new edition of Professor Schoub's lucid and informative account brings the reader up to date on the major advances in our current understanding of HIV infection and its control. This book uses clear language and helpful diagrams to explain the basic biology of the HIV virus, and of the immune system that it so lethally undermines. It aims explicitly to bridge the gap between the vast scientific literature and the wide range of educational materials now available to the public."--Jacket
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 258-265) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject AIDS (Disease)
Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome [MESH]
Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome
HIV Infections [MESH]
HEALTH & FITNESS -- Diseases -- AIDS & HIV.
AIDS (Disease)
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0511006055
Other Titles AIDS and HIV in perspective