This book captures some of the essential developments, both historical and current, relating to the human retroviruses and the diseases they cause. It describes detailed molecular biology and epidemiology of human T-leukemia virus type 1 (HTLV-1).
1. Retroviruses and Human Disease: A Historical Perspective 2. Bovine Leukemia: Facts and Hypotheses Derived from the Study of an Infectious Cancer 3. Biology of Feline Retroviruses 4. Molecular Aspects of Feline Leukemia Virus Pathogenesis 5. Biology and Pathogenesis of Lentiviruses of Ruminant Animals 6. Adult T -Cell Leukemia/Lymphoma 7. Molecular Biology of HTLV-1: Biological Significance of Viral Genes in Its Replication and Leukemogenesis 8. Molecular Biology and Pathogenesis of HTL V-II 9. Epidemiology of Adult T -Cell Leukemia/Lymphoma and the Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome 10. Structure and Function of Human Pathogenic Retroviruses 11. Immunology of AIDS and IHV Infection 12. Biology of HIV-Related Viruses 13. Progress in the Therapy of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Infections 14. The Clinical Spectrum of HIV Infection 15. Vaccine Strategies for AIDS