AIDS in Africa

Editors: Essex, M., Mboup, S., Kanki, P.J., Marlink, R.G., Tlou, S.D. (Eds.)

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The way we deal with AIDS in Africa will All of them take account of the local cultural determine Africa’s future. The devastation context. But they all have something else in wrought by HIV/AIDS on the continent is so common; they stem from a political will to acute that it has become one of the main fight AIDS, and a recognition that facing up obstacles to development itself. AIDS to the problem is the first step towards c- threatens to unravel whole societies, com- quering it. I am convinced that, given that munities, and economies. In this way, AIDS will, every society can do the same. is not only taking away Africa’s present—it We have seen a growing understanding is taking away Africa’s future. of the inextricable link between prevention This crisis requires an unprecedented and treatment, and a conviction that tre- response. It requires communities, nations, ment can work even in the poorest societies. and regions, the public and the private sector, We have seen AIDS drugs become more international organizations and nongovern- available and affordable in poor countries, mental groups to come together in concerted, and scientific progress promises simplified coordinated action. Only when all these treatment regimes. Above all, we have seen a forces join in a common effort will we be able growing understanding that the key is poli- to expand our fight against the epidemic to cal commitment to providing treatment, decrease risk, vulnerability, and impact. All backed up by community involvement.

Reviews

From the reviews:
"This updated and authoritative review of Africa's experience will be helpful to health care providers, researchers, and policy planners, not only in Africa but throughout the world, since Africa has had higher rates of infection and more experience with AIDS than other regions. Summing Up: Recommended. Appropriate for all levels."
(J.M. Howe, AIDS Information Center, VA Headquarters (DC) in Choice, 40:7 (March 2003)
"Written by leading experts in the field, this comprehensive reference book will be of interest to a wide audience of health care providers, researchers, and policy-makers. The authors have succeeded admirably in making technical material highly accessible."
(Jan Bongaarts in Population and Development Review, 29:3 (September 2003)

Table of contents (46 chapters)

  • Introduction: The Etiology of AIDS

    Essex, Max (et al.)

    Pages 1-10

  • The Molecular Virology of HIV-1

    Montano, Monty (et al.)

    Pages 11-34

  • Immunopathogenesis of AIDS

    Zijenah, Lynn S. (et al.)

    Pages 34-52

  • Effect of Genetic Variation on HIV Transmission and Progression to AIDS

    Winkler, Cheryl A. (et al.)

    Pages 52-73

  • Biology of Human Immunodeficiency Virus Type 2 (HIV-2)

    Kanki, Phyllis J. (et al.)

    Pages 74-103

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
AIDS in Africa
Editors
  • Max Essex
  • Souleymane Mboup
  • Phyllis J. Kanki
  • Richard G. Marlink
  • Sheila D. Tlou
Copyright
2002
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-0-306-47817-8
DOI
10.1007/b100338
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-306-46699-1
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4757-8706-1
Edition Number
2
Number of Pages
XX, 724
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