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The AIDS Pandemic
Impact on Science and Society
1st Edition - December 21, 2004
Editors: Kenneth H. Mayer, H.F. Pizer
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The AIDS Pandemic explores the ways in which HIV/AIDS has, and continues to transform the wide range of related disciplines it touches. Novel perspectives are provided by a unique… Read more
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The AIDS Pandemic explores the ways in which HIV/AIDS has, and continues to transform the wide range of related disciplines it touches. Novel perspectives are provided by a unique panel of internationally recognised experts who cover the unprecedented impact onf AIDS on culture, demographics and politics around the world, including how it affected the worlds' economy, health sciences, epidemiology and public health. This important far- reaching analysis uses the lessons learned from a wide array of disciplines to help us understand the current status and evolution of the pandemic, as it continues to evolve.
* Unique and timely presentation of new theories and perspectives * Concentrates on the changes that have taken place in a broad array of related disciplines * Provides key contextual information, for those new to the field or at interface areas between disciplines * Includes an international focus on evolving African and Asian experiences * Focuses on the current strategies for developing vaccines and microbicides * Outlines harm reduction and prevention programs * Explores issues related to delivery of life-saving AIDS medications in resource-constrained environments
Researchers and clinical researchers in epidemiology, virology and immunology; Those in the Pubic Health field and Behavioral Sciences; Medical educators and students
Preface Introduction Virology Immunology in the Era of HIV/AIDS Quantitative Science The Public Health Response to HIV/AIDS: What have we learned? AIDS and Sexually Transmitted Disease Prevention and Control HIV Treatment Meets Prevention: Antiretroviral Therapy as Prophylaxis Challenges in Developing HIV Vaccines Microbicides AIDS Behavioural Prevention: Unprecedented Progress and Emerging Challenges The Evolution of Comprehensive AIDS Clinical Care The Ever-Changing Face of AIDS: Implications for Patient Care Economics Expanding Global Access to ARVs: The Challenges of Prices and Patents The African Experience Asia: Health Meets Human Rights Global Activism How HIV/AIDS Changed Gay Life in America: And What Others Can Learn from Our Experience Drug Use Management of HIV/AIDS in Correctional Settings Medical Ethics and the Law Index