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.View full description
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.
- Published: October 2008
- Imprint: ACADEMIC PRESS
- ISBN: 978-0-12-374235-3
Primary: Researchers and specialists in infectious diseases, public and global health, epidemiology, virology, immunology and behavioral sciences working on AIDS/HIV. Secondary: Health practitioners, graduate students in the above areas, NGOs and foundations.
Table of ContentsIntroductionI. Section I: Contexts and Principles: epidemiology, applied virology, microbiology, infectious disease and behavioural psychology applied to the design of AIDS prevention interventions Chapter 1: Current And Future Trends: Implications For PreventionChapter 2. Biology of HIV TransmissionChapter 3: Principles and Theories of Behavior Applied to HIV PreventionII. Section II: Evidence-Based Prevention Interventions: programs for at-risk populations Chapter 4. Individual InterventionsChapter 5. Dyadic and Group InterventionsChapter 6. Structural Interventions in Societal ContextsChapter 7: Voluntary Counselling and TestingChapter 8: Interventions With Men Who Have Sex With MenChapter 9. Interventions With Injecting Drug UsersChapter 10: Interventions With Sex WorkersChapter 11: Interventions With Youth in High Prevalence AreasChapter 12: Interventions With Incarcerated and Institutionalized PersonsChapter 13. Preventing Perinatal Transmission III. Policy, Technology and Research: Biomedical technologies for prevention, testing and researchChapter 14. Harm Reduction and Public Health Chapter 15. STD Control for HIV PreventionChapter 16 Using Antiretrovirals to Prevent HIV TransmissionChapter 17 MicrobicidesChapter 18 VaccinesChapter 19. Program Monitoring and Evaluation