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AIDS : the biological basis / Benjamin S. Weeks, I. Edward Alcamo.

Author:
Weeks, Benjamin S. [Browse]
Format:
Book
Language:
English
Published/​Created:
Sudbury, Mass. : Jones and Bartlett Publishers, c2010.
Εdition:
5th ed.
Description:
xiv, 360 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
Series:
Jones and Bartlett topics in biology. [More in this series]
Summary note:
"Completely updated with the latest findings and statistical information in the field, the new Fifth Edition of this award-winning text continues to educate people about effectively controlling the spread of HIV and AIDS. Intended for undergraduate and special topics courses, AIDS: The Biological Basis, Fifth Edition also 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." "New discussions on the global nature of the disease include the latest data on HIV infection among various groups and populations and the global and regional patterns of HIV. Chapter outlines, Healthline reports, study questions, and a glossary allow readers to focus more sharply on the key concepts presented in the text. AIDS: The Biological Basis, Fifth Edition 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."--BOOK JACKET.
Bibliographic references:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents:
1. The AIDS Epidemic -- 2. Viruses and HIV -- 3. The Immune System and HIV -- 4. Defining and Recognizing AIDS -- 5. The Epidemiology of AIDS -- 6. Preventing HIV Transmission -- 7. HIV Testing and Diagnosis -- 8. Treating HIV Infection and AIDS -- 9. An AIDS Vaccine -- 10. AIDS in Perspective -- Appendix A. Answers to Review Questions -- Appendix B. A Suggested Format for a 10-Session Course: The Biological Basis of AIDS.
Subject(s):
AIDS (Disease) [Browse]
ISBN:
  • 9780763763244 (alk. paper)
  • 0763763241 (alk. paper)
LCCN:
2008030874
OCLC:
234213746
Related name:
RCP:
C - S