ISBN-10:
0137899912
ISBN-13:
9780137899913
Pub. Date:
11/21/1997
Publisher:
Prentice Hall Professional Technical Reference
Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome : Biological, Medical, Social and Legal Issues / Edition 3

Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome : Biological, Medical, Social and Legal Issues / Edition 3

by Gerald J. Stine

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Overview

The only comprehensive book on HIV/AIDS, this volume presents a balanced, compassionate review of the facts regarding the biological, medical, social and legal aspects of the modern-day HIV/AlDS pandemic, world wide. It provides an understandable scientific explanation of what has been learned about HIV/AIDS, and reflects the most recent developments — and issues — within and surrounding HIV/AIDS. Practical as well as analytical, it answers commonly asked questions such as Where did the virus come from? How is it transmitted? Who is likely to be infected? How can it be prevented? Which therapies work — and which don't work?, etc.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780137899913
Publisher: Prentice Hall Professional Technical Reference
Publication date: 11/21/1997
Edition description: 3RD
Pages: 600
Product dimensions: 7.36(w) x 9.59(h) x 1.11(d)

Table of Contents

1 Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome: Discovering Its Cause
26(10)
2 Origin of HIV: An Opportunistic Virus
36(10)
3 Biological Characteristics: Genes and Genotypes of HIV
46(21)
4 Anti-HIV Therapy
67(35)
5 The Nature of the Human Immune System and Its Function During HIV Disease/AIDS
102(27)
6 Profile of Opportunistic Infections, Their Treatments, and Cancers Associated with HIV Disease/AIDS
129(32)
7 Stages of HIV Disease and Biological Indicators for Progression to AIDS
161(27)
8 Transmission of HIV: High-, Moderate-, and Low-Risk Behaviors
188(59)
9 General Preventive Measures to Stop HIV Transmission
247(53)
10 Incidence and Prevalence of HIV Infections, AIDS Cases, and Deaths Among Select Groups in the United States
300(31)
11 Prevalence of HIV Infection and AIDS Cases Among Women, Children, and Teenagers in the United States
331(29)
12 Prevalence of HIV Infection, AIDS Cases, and Deaths Outside the United States
360(35)
13 Testing for AIDS: Diagnosis of AIDS and Human Implications
395(44)
14 Counseling for HIV Testing, HIV Disease, and AIDS
439(41)
15 Images of the AIDS Pandemic: Knowledge, Attitudes, and Behavior
480(34)
16 The AIDS Industry: Economics of HIV/AIDS
514(30)
17 Legal Aspects of HIV/AIDS: A Review of Legislation and Court Decisions in the United States
544

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