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1st Edition

AIDS Clinical Review 2000/2001

Edited By

Paul A. Volberding

ISBN 9780824704339
Published September 1, 2000 by CRC Press
336 Pages

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Book Description

The latest in the crucial series documenting scientific discoveries at the forefront of HIV and AIDS research!
This volume updates the most important and controversial issues facing physicians, nurses, microbiologists, pharmacists, and epidemiologists who deal directly with patients suffering from HIV and AIDS, focusing on specific areas in which important new advances have occurred in diagnosis, therapy, and prevention of infection and related complications.
Outlines new disease management strategies being tested in prospective clinical trials and observational studies!
Combining elements of virology, epidemiology, immunology, oncology, endocrinology, neurology, psychiatry, and the behavioral sciences, AIDS Clinical Review 2000/2001

  • clarifies substantive advancements in vaccine development, realistically assessing potential efficacy and limitations
  • explores short-term antiretroviral therapy for dramatically reducing the rate of vertical transmission from mother to child
  • evaluates the efficacy of antiretroviral prophylaxis for workers who experience high-risk exposure to HIV-infected blood
  • discusses preservation of HIV specific immunity when antiretroviral therapy is initiated early in the course of acute infection
  • considers complex drug interactions that occur when drugs are used in combination
  • highlights cytokine and other immune-based therapies
  • suggests chronic hepatitis may ultimately be more fatal than HIV for coinfected patients
  • and more!
    Including results recently presented at scientific meetings but not yet published in peer-reviewed journals, AIDS Clinical Review 2000/2001 is essential reading for infectious disease specialists, epidemiologists, virologists, immunologists, pharmacologists, microbiologists, hematologists, hepatologists, oncologists, neurologists, medical students in these disciplines, and all medical professionals involved in both AIDS research and clinical practice.
  • Table of Contents

    Human Immunodeficiency Virus Prevention: Applying the Lessons Learned
    Thomas J. Coates, Anke A. Ehrhardt and David D. Celentano
    Novel Strategies Toward the Development of an Effective Vaccine to Prevent Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infection or Acquired Immunodeficiency Virus
    Barbara Ensoli and Aurelio Cafaro
    Pediatric Human Immunodeficiency Virus Type 1 Infection: Updates on Prevention and Management
    Ann J. Melvin and Lisa M. Frenkel
    Risk of Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infection in Health Care Workers
    Rita Fahrner
    Can Immune Responses to Human Immunodeficiency Virus Be Preserved, Enhanced, or Restored?
    Bruce D. Walker
    Reconstitution of Immunity Against Opportunistic Infections in the Era of Potent Antiretroviral Therapy
    Judith A. Aberg
    Salvage Therapy for Patients Failing their Current Antiretroviral Regimen
    Mary A. Albrecht
    Drug Interactions of Antiretroviral Agents
    Bradley W. Kosel and Francesca Aweeka
    Rationale for Immune-Based Therapies for Human Immunodeficiency Virus Type 1 Infection
    Michael M. Lederman and Hernan Valdez
    Human Immunodeficiency Virus and Hepatitis B and C Coinfection: Pathogenic Interactions, Natural History, and Therapy
    Arthur Y. Kim, Raymond T. Chung, and Bruce Polsky

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    …a very well organized set of reviews, providing much new information for the researcher. It is a highly recommended series that all medical and academic libraries should subscribe to and have available for their users.
    "-AIDS Book Review Journal

    Praise for the previous edition"…
    …focuses on new developments, including epidemiology as well as pathogenic aspects, and current opinions based on the latest publications…provides comprehensive bibliographies....not just another textbook on AIDS.