AIDS in Africa / edited by Max Essex [and others].

In the face of a grave lack of resources to fight the AIDS epidemic in Africa, practical medical education must play a critical role in curtailing the number of new cases and improving quality of care for those already infected with HIV. This comprehensive reference book addresses the unique challen...

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Other Authors: Essex, Myron.
Format: Book
Language:English
Published: New York : Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers, [2002]
Edition:Second edition.
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Summary:In the face of a grave lack of resources to fight the AIDS epidemic in Africa, practical medical education must play a critical role in curtailing the number of new cases and improving quality of care for those already infected with HIV. This comprehensive reference book addresses the unique challenges facing many African nations as poor infrastructure and economics continue to obstruct access to advances in treatment and AIDS care training. While it takes into account the context of settings with limited resources, it also looks ahead to how many African nations are successfully increasing their capacity to serve those affected by HIV and AIDS. Information on how to best utilize existing resources and prioritize scaling-up of infrastructure is a critical aspect of this book for those working in HIV/AIDS-related fields in Africa. This second edition of AIDS in Africa includes a detailed analysis of the magnitude and nature of the epidemic, as well as regionally specific information on pathogenesis, diagnosis, epidemiology, treatment, pediatric infection, vaccine development, socioeconomic impact, and ethical considerations.
Physical Description:xx, 724 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:0306466996
9780306466991