A Comprehensive Approach
- Kenneth Mayer, Brown University, Providence, RI, USA
- H.F. Pizer, Health Care Strategies, Inc., Cambridge, MA, USA
HIV/AIDS continues to be the pandemic of our times and there has not been a comprehensive medically based AIDS prevention book published in the last 5 years. It is estimated that 36 to 45 million people including 2-3 million children already are infected worldwide and an additional 4-7 million more are infected each year. There are about 6,000 new infections daily and about 12 million AIDS orphans. People receiving AIDS treatments feel well and have no detectable viral load, but still can infect others. And even when a vaccine is found, it will take many years before it can be administered across the developing world.
Primary: Researchers and specialists in infectious diseases, public and global health, epidemiology, virology, immunology and behavioural sciences working on AIDS/HIV.Secondary: Health practitioners, graduate students in the above areas, NGOs and foundations.