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1st Edition

Holistic Approaches to Infectious Diseases

ISBN 9781315366487
Published March 16, 2017 by Apple Academic Press
316 Pages 41 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This book takes a holistic approach to the prevention and control of infectious diseases from enteric pathogens, covering different concepts and approaches to address these challenging diseases, with special emphasis on HIV and AIDS. It examines several different approaches, such as ayurvedic, bioinformatic, and fungal- and metal-based treatment of diseases in the first section. The remaining chapters fully focus on various approaches specifically to HIV and AIDS, one of the most challenging infectious disease known to mankind. The book also discusses recent trends in HIV and AIDS research, ongoing treatments, case studies, and major achievements.

Table of Contents

Preface. The Ayurvedic Treatment of Neurodegenerative Diseases. Alternative and Complementary Medicine in Treating Fungal Dermatophytic Infections. In Vivo Suppression of Solid Ehrlich Cancer via Ag and Co/Ag Mediated PTT. Integrating Bioinformatics in Alternative Medicine Practice: An Insight. Recent Advances in HIV/AIDS. Analysis of a Simple HIV/TB Coinfection Model with the Effect of Screening. Status and Trends of HIV Among High Risk Groups and Antenatal Women in India: Estimates from Sentinel Surveillance and NFHS-3. Care and Support to People Living with HIV/AIDS (PLHIV) Through Community Care Centre (CCC) Approach in India. Opportunistic Infections in HIV/AIDS: An Overview. Relationship Between Psycho-Spiritual Well-Being and Physical-Illness Behavior in HIV Seropositive Individuals. Advances in the Understanding and Treatment of Children with Cancer and HIV Infection. Comparative Pharmacokinetics for Optimizing ART. Index.

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This book, featuring the unique methods and condition of India, introduces and estimates different approaches to the prevention, control, and treatment of infectious diseases. Major efforts are devoted to the holistic approach to AIDS, the deadly disease of human immune system, and HIV, the pathogen that causes AIDS. The book includes studies on the establishment of mathematical models on the transmission dynamic, the connection between mental and physical health in HIV-positive people, advanced understanding and therapeutic approaches for several specific conditions, as well as government efforts and achievements, all presented in a highly luminous and readable manner. Additionally, it brings new lines of thinking into this field by providing a refreshing view over alternative and complementary medicine practice aside from an insight into the treatment of nanoparticles combined with metal. Each chapter is thick with leading-edge and in-depth knowledge, producing precious experience for reference and further study while being especially valuable for scholars from developing countries because of its close attention to cases in India."

—Wenguo Cui, Professor, Orthopedic Institute, Soochow University, China