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HIV/AIDS in South Africa

2nd Edition

$116.00 (G)

  • Date Published: October 2010
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521147934

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  • This second edition of the book provides up-to-date information on new drugs, new proven HIV prevention interventions, a new chapter on positive prevention, and current HIV epidemiology. This definitive text covers all aspects of HIV/AIDS in South Africa, from basic science to medicine, sociology, economics and politics. It has been written by a highly respected team of South African HIV/AIDS experts and provides a thoroughly researched account of the epidemic in the region.

    • This second edition of the definitive text covers all aspects of HIV/AIDS in South Africa, from basic science to medicine, sociology, economics and politics
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    Product details

    • Edition: 2nd Edition
    • Date Published: October 2010
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521147934
    • dimensions: 245 x 175 x 29 mm
    • weight: 0.93kg
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. Birth of a Rapidly Growing Epidemic:
    1. Introduction
    2. Overview of the book
    3. HIV infection in South Africa: the evolving epidemic
    4. HIV incidence rates in South Africa
    Part II. The Virus, the Human Host and Their Interactions:
    5. Viral structure, replication, tropism, pathogenesis and natural history
    6. HIV diagnostics
    7. HIV-1 genetic diversity
    8. Cellular immunity to HIV: a synthesis of responses to preserve self
    Part III. HIV Risk Factors and Prevention Strategies:
    9. Reducing sexual risk behaviours: theory and research, successes and research
    10. Barrier methods
    11. Mother-to-child transmissions (MTCT) of HIV-1
    12. Sexually transmitted infections
    13. Safe blood supplies
    14. Intravenous drug use in South Africa
    15. Positive prevention interventions
    16. New prevention strategies under development and investigation
    Part IV. Focal Groups for Understanding the HIV Epidemic:
    17. Heterosexual transmission of HIV - the importance of a gendered perspective in HIV prevention
    18. Young people and HIV/AIDS in South Africa: prevalence of infection, risk factors and social context
    19. Female sex workers
    20. Population movement and the spread of HIV in southern Africa
    Part V. The Impact of AIDS:
    21. Impact of AIDS - the health care burden
    22. The impact of AIDS on the community
    23. The impact of ethics
    24. The economic impact of AIDS
    25. AIDS-related mortality in South Africa
    26. Picking up the pieces: the end of AIDS denialism and its aftermath
    Part VI. Treating HIV:
    27. Tuberculosis and HIV
    28. Prevention of opportunistic infections in adults
    29. Nutritional prophylaxis
    30. Challenges in managing AIDS in South Africa
    31. Antiretroviral therapy
    32. The challenges of implementing antiretroviral treatment
    Part VII. What Does the Future Hold?:
    33. Models and trends
    34. The future of the HIV epidemic in South Africa.

  • Editors

    S. S. Abdool Karim, University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

    Q. Abdool Karim, University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

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