Description

Extensively revised and updated, the new edition of AIDS and Other Manifestations of HIV Infection is an essential reference resource providing a comprehensive overview of the biological properties of this etiologic viral agent, its clinicopathological manifestations, the epidemiology of its infection, and present and future therapeutic options.

Key Features

New to this Edition: * Expanded section on clinical manifestations includes new chapters on cardiovascular, renal and dermatologic manifestations of HIV infection * Additional chapters on molecular diagnostic techniques, the role of host genetic variation in HIV infection and its manifestations, the discovery and development of new HIV medicines, analysis of HIV dynamics using mathematical models, toxicities of antiretroviral therapy, HIV drug susceptibility testing, practical therapeutics and the global impact of HIV and AIDS

Readership

Virologists, immunologists, infectious disease specialists, public health specialists and anyone treating HIV infected patients.

Table of Contents

Topics Include Epidemiology of HIV and AIDs Epidemiology of Pediatric HIV Infection The Genetic Diversity and Global Molecular Epidemiology of HIV Introduction to Retroviruses The Neuropathogenesis of HIV-1 Infection Viral Cofactors in the Immune Pathogenisis and Clinical Manifestations of HIV Infection Virologic and Biologic Features of Human Immunodeficiency Virus Type 2 (HIV- 2) Laboratory Detection of Human Retroviral Infection

Details

No. of pages:
1000
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2003
Published:
Imprint:
Academic Press
eBook ISBN:
9780080471969
Print ISBN:
9780127640518

About the editor

Gary Wormser

Affiliations and Expertise

New York Medical College, New York, U.S.A.

Reviews

“What this updated book provides is a starting point, an opportunity to become familiar with general principles and terminology so that the diverse current literature can be approached and understood. It has something for everyone: residents, fellows, and clinicians. …The strengths of this book are the depth of summaries it provides on specific aspects of HIV-related disease and the overall comprehensive scope, covering the many diverse aspects of HIV infection from virology to psychiatry to public health” - Margrit Carlson, MD for AIDS READER (March 2006) "...one of only a few reference works on HIV infection that has a broad focus on both the basic science and the clinical aspects of this disease...comprehensive, well-organized, and as current as it can possibly be...With over 1000 pages of information and extensive references with each chapter, this text is an important resource for clinicians and others who require or desire in-depth information on all aspects of HIV infection." - Steven C. Johnson for CLINICAL INFECTIOUS DISEASES (June 2005) Review of the Previous Edition: "...this book is an excellent source for those already in the field of HIV medicine and for those who are entering it." -JAMA