The AIDS Pandemic

The AIDS Pandemic

Impact on Science and Society

1st Edition - December 21, 2004

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  • Editors: Kenneth Mayer, H.F. Pizer
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080475806

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The AIDS Pandemic explores the ways in which HIV/AIDS has, and continues to transform the wide range of related disciplines it touches. Novel perspectives are provided by a unique panel of internationally recognised experts who cover the unprecedented impact onf AIDS on culture, demographics and politics around the world, including how it affected the worlds' economy, health sciences, epidemiology and public health. This important far- reaching analysis uses the lessons learned from a wide array of disciplines to help us understand the current status and evolution of the pandemic, as it continues to evolve.

Key Features

* Unique and timely presentation of new theories and perspectives
* Concentrates on the changes that have taken place in a broad array of related disciplines
* Provides key contextual information, for those new to the field or at interface areas between disciplines
* Includes an international focus on evolving African and Asian experiences
* Focuses on the current strategies for developing vaccines and microbicides
* Outlines harm reduction and prevention programs
* Explores issues related to delivery of life-saving AIDS medications in resource-constrained environments


Researchers and clinical researchers in epidemiology, virology and immunology; Those in the Pubic Health field and Behavioral Sciences; Medical educators and students

Table of Contents

  • Preface
    Immunology in the Era of HIV/AIDS
    Quantitative Science
    The Public Health Response to HIV/AIDS: What have we learned?
    AIDS and Sexually Transmitted Disease Prevention and Control
    HIV Treatment Meets Prevention: Antiretroviral Therapy as Prophylaxis
    Challenges in Developing HIV Vaccines
    AIDS Behavioural Prevention: Unprecedented Progress and Emerging Challenges
    The Evolution of Comprehensive AIDS Clinical Care
    The Ever-Changing Face of AIDS: Implications for Patient Care
    Expanding Global Access to ARVs: The Challenges of Prices and Patents
    The African Experience
    Asia: Health Meets Human Rights
    Global Activism
    How HIV/AIDS Changed Gay Life in America: And What Others Can Learn from Our Experience
    Drug Use
    Management of HIV/AIDS in Correctional Settings
    Medical Ethics and the Law

Product details

  • No. of pages: 560
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2004
  • Published: December 21, 2004
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080475806

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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