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HIV/AIDS, Second Edition
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  • Authored by: Patrick G. Guilfoile, Ph.D.
  • From the Series: Deadly Diseases and Epidemics
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  • ISBN-10: 1438194129
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-4381-9412-7
  • Status: In Stock
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  • Imprint: Chelsea House
  • Published: 09/01/2019
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  • Reading Level: Grades 9 and up

Summary

Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is a viral infection that can develop into acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). More than 1 million Americans are infected with HIV/AIDS, and the Centers for Disease Control estimate that 15 percent of them are unaware of it. There is no cure or vaccine for HIV/AIDS, but it can be managed through proper medication and a healthy lifestyle. HIV/AIDS, Second Edition describes the symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of HIV/AIDS, the newest research in the field, and future prospects for controlling the disease. 

Chapters include:

  • What Are HIV and AIDS?
  • The History of HIV/AIDS
  • The Biology of HIV/AIDS
  • Diagnosis and Treatment of HIV/AIDS
  • Prevention of HIV/AIDS
  • Attempts to Develop a Vaccine for HIV/AIDS
  • HIV/AIDS: Future Prospects and Concerns.

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About the Author(s)

Patrick Guilfoile earned his Ph.D. in bacteriology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He subsequently did postdoctoral research at the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is currently provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs at the University of Wisconsin-Stout.

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