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AIDS : science and society

Updated throughout with the latest findings on the AIDS virus, the Seventh Edition provides readers with the most current information available on the biology of the virus and the impact it has on society. The Seventh Edition of this text provides readers with a solid overview of AIDS from both a biomedical and a psychosocial perspective. The authors cover the molecular and cellular aspects of the virus and the immune system's response to it, and examine epidemiology and its role in understanding HIV and AIDS. The use of understandable vocabulary and clear illustrations, along with updated biomedical data and the most current statistics on AIDS available, makes AIDS: Science and Society an engaging resource for students, researchers, and general readers
Print Book, English, ©2014
Jones & Bartlett Learning, Burlington, Mass., ©2014
xv, 242 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
9781284025514, 9781449683320, 1284025519, 1449683320
Introduction : an overview of AIDS
Concepts of infectious disease and a history of epidemics
The immune system
Virology and HIV
Clinical manifestations and treatment of AIDS
Epidemiology and AIDS
Modes of HIV transmission and personal risk factors
Individual assessments of HIV risk
Prevention of AIDS
Living with AIDS : human dimensions
Living with AIDS : societal dimensions
Future directions in combating AIDS