A concise summary of vital information on drug targets and current therapy regimes for all of the major viral infections. The book brings together in a single volume aspects of antiviral therapy from diverse areas of research and practice, providing up-to-date coverage of recent developments. Starting from an overview of the history of antiviral chemotherapy, the book goes on to describe the development of drugs against HIV, herpesvirus, respiratory viruses, papillomaviruses and hepatitis virus infections. The drugs currently available are reviewed and possible therapies and drug targets for future prophylactic and therapeutic use are discussed.
'Reading between well-written lines, this comprehensive overview on antiviral chemotherapy makes clear that no "magical" cure exists for any viral disease.' - Choice
'The style is light, informal and highly readable. This concise but well filled and down to earth book provides a timely, up-to-date and solid overview of antiviral therapy.' - Microbiology Today
'The principles of antiviral therapy and the strategies for suppressing viral infections are extremely well described and pitched about right. There is also a useful concluding chapter on future potential targets for antiviral therapies.' - Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
Development of antiviral chemotherapy. Chemotherapy of herpesvirus infections. Chemotherapy of HIV infections. Chemotherapy of respiratory virus infections. Chemotherapy of hepatitis virus infections. Chemotherapy of human papilloma virus infections. What next for antiviral therapies?.