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Author Levy, Jay A., author

Title HIV and the pathogenesis of AIDS / Jay A. Levy
Edition Third edition
Published Washington, D.C. : ASM Press, ©2007
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Description 1 online resource (xvii, 644 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations (some color), maps
Contents Discovery, structure, heterogeneity, and origins of HIV -- Features of HIV transmission -- Steps involved in HIV: cell interaction and virus entry -- Acute HIV infection and cells susceptible to HIV infection -- Intracellular control of HIV replication -- Cytopathic properties of HIV -- Viral proteins determining biologic features of HIV -- Effect of HIV on various tissues and organ systems in the host -- Innate immune responses in HIV infection -- Humoral immune responses to HIV infection -- T-lymphocyte immune responses in HIV infection -- HIV infection and development of cancer -- Overall features of HIV pathogenesis: prognosis for long-term survival -- Antiviral therapies -- Vaccine development
Summary This new edition provides a state-of-the-art review of the current research, explains the history of the disease, and examines how scientists, clinicians, and public health workers have responded to the challenges presented by HIV/AIDS in the 25 years since its recognition
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 443-629) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject HIV (Viruses)
HIV infections -- Pathogenesis.
HIV Infections -- etiology.
HIV Infections -- physiopathology.
Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome -- etiology.
Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome -- physiopathology.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1555815650 (electronic bk.)
9781555815653 (electronic bk.)
(alk. paper)
(alk. paper)