1st Edition

Encyclopedia of AIDS A Social, Political, Cultural, and Scientific Record of the HIV Epidemic

Edited By Raymond A. Smith Copyright 1998

    The Encyclopedia of AIDS covers all major aspects of the first 15 years of the AIDS epidemic, including the breakthroughs in treatment announced at the International AIDS Conference in July 1996. The encyclopedia provides extensive coverage of major topics in eight areas: basic science and epidemiology; transmission and prevention; pathology and treatment; impacted populations; policy and law; politics and activism; culture and society; and the global epidemic. With more than 300 entries written by 175 specialists and illustrated with more than 100 photographs and charts, the Encyclopedia of AIDS is an essential reference work for students at the undergraduate and graduate levels, professionals in a wide variety of medical, service, and care fields, academics, researchers, journalists, and general readers.

    Editor’s Note and Guide to Usage; Editors and Contributors; Alphabetical List of Entries; Resource Guide; The Aids Epidemic: An Overview (with thematic listings of encyclopedia entries); Encyclopedia Entries; List of Commonly Used Terms and Abbreviations; Notes on Editors and Contributors; Index


    Raymond A. Smith

    "This volume is unique because of its multidisciplinary approach to HIV/AIDS. Well organized, well researched, and well written, it is also without competition... The Encyclopedia of AIDS is perfect for reference (academic, public, and high-school) collections. It is also recommended for personal libraries." -- Booklist/RBB
    "A useful reference volume for undergraduate students." -- Choice
    "Highly recommended for public, school, academic, and health science libraries." -- E-Streams
    "There is no other one-volume reference work on AIDS that covers the amount of information contained in this work. I strongly recommend that all public and academic libraries, as well as high school libraries, purchase this book." -- Reference & User Services Quarterly