AIDS: Science and Society, Sixth Edition provides readers with the most current information available on the biology of the virus and the impact it has on society. The Sixth Edition of this best-selling 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 essential resource for students, researchers, and general readers.
- Updated on the current epidemiology of HIV infection, in the US and throughout
- Includes the latest medical information regarding treatment options and medical advances.
- Includes updates on future biomedical directions in HIV treatment and research.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Introduction: An Overview of AIDS
Chapter 2 Concepts of Infectious Disease and a History of Epidemics
Chapter 3 The Immune System
Chapter 4 Virology and HIV
Chapter 5 Clinical Manifestations of AIDS
Chapter 6 Epidemiology and AIDS
Chapter 7 Modes of HIV Transmission and Personal Risk Factors
Chapter 8 Individual Assessments of HIV Risk
Chapter 9 Prevention of AIDS
Chapter 10 Living with AIDS: Human Dimensions
Chapter 11 Living with AIDS: Societal Dimensions
Chapter 12 Future Directions in Combating AIDS
Hung Fan-University of California, Irvine, California
Dr. Hung Fan is Professor of Virology in the Department of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry at the University of California, Irvine and Director of the UCI Cancer Research Institute. His research interest is in how retroviruses cause disease and induce cancer and AIDS.
Ross F. Conner-University of California, Irvine, California
Dr. Ross Conner is Associate Professor, Department of Urban and Regional Planning, School of Social Ecology, and Department of Medicine, School of Medicine at the University of California, Irvine. Dr. Conner’s research interest is in the evaluation of the effectiveness of public and social programs, particularly health promotion programs, including HIV prevention.
Luis P. Villarreal-University of California, Irvine, California
Dr. Luis Villarreal is Professor of Virology in the Department of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry at the University of California, Irvine. Dr. Villarreal’s research interest is in the strategy of how viruses replicate and how they cause disease.