HIV Prevention

HIV Prevention

A Comprehensive Approach

1st Edition - October 24, 2008

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  • Editors: Kenneth Mayer, H.F. Pizer
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780123742353
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080921297

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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.

Key Features

* Discusses all aspects of AIDS prevention, from epidemiology, molecular immunology and virology to the principles of broad-based public health prevention interventions.

* Special focus on the array of interventions that have been proven effective through rigorous study

* Identifies new trends in HIV/AID epidemiology and their impact on creating and implementing prevention interventions

* Incorporates virology, biology, infectious diseases, vaccinology, microbicides and research methodologies into AIDS prevention


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.

Table of Contents

  • Introduction

    I. 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 Prevention
    Chapter 2. Biology of HIV Transmission
    Chapter 3: Principles and Theories of Behavior Applied to HIV Prevention

    II. Section II: Evidence-Based Prevention Interventions: programs for at-risk populations

    Chapter 4. Individual Interventions
    Chapter 5. Dyadic and Group Interventions
    Chapter 6. Structural Interventions in Societal Contexts
    Chapter 7: Voluntary Counselling and Testing
    Chapter 8: Interventions With Men Who Have Sex With Men
    Chapter 9. Interventions With Injecting Drug Users
    Chapter 10: Interventions With Sex Workers
    Chapter 11: Interventions With Youth in High Prevalence Areas
    Chapter 12: Interventions With Incarcerated and Institutionalized Persons
    Chapter 13. Preventing Perinatal Transmission

    III. Policy, Technology and Research: Biomedical technologies for prevention, testing and research

    Chapter 14. Harm Reduction and Public Health
    Chapter 15. STD Control for HIV Prevention
    Chapter 16 Using Antiretrovirals to Prevent HIV Transmission
    Chapter 17 Microbicides
    Chapter 18 Vaccines
    Chapter 19. Program Monitoring and Evaluation

Product details

  • No. of pages: 696
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2008
  • Published: October 24, 2008
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780123742353
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080921297

About the Editors

Kenneth Mayer

Affiliations and Expertise

Brown University, Providence, RI, USA

H.F. Pizer

Affiliations and Expertise

Health Care Strategies, Inc., Cambridge, MA, USA

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