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AIDS update, 2001 : an annual overview of acquired immune deficiency syndrome
Stine, Gerald James.
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Publication Information:
Upper Saddle River, N.J. : Prentice Hall, [2001]

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xxi, 522 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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RC607.A26 S753 2001 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks-Non circulating

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This text requires no biology prerequisite, and is the most comprehensive, authoritative, accurate, and up-to-date textbook on HIV/AIDS currently available. It presents the entire 17-year chronology of the AIDS pandemic in a reasonable, logical, and scientific manner that interweaves biological, clinical, social, and legal discoveries in a uniquely readable presentation.

Author Notes

DR. GERALD STINE Ph.D. is a professor of Biology at the University of North Florida, Department of Natural Sciences. In addition to being the author of AIDS Update , which is published annually by Prentice Hall, Dr. Stine is an active researcher and teacher. He is internationally recognized for his work on the HIV/AIDS pandemic. Dr. Stine delivered the Keynote address, on the Polymerase Chain Reaction, at China's First International Biotechnology Symposium in Beijing. He is an honorary professor at Wuhan University.

Table of Contents

Unless methods of prevention, with or without vaccine, are successful, the worst of the pandemic will occur in the 21st century
A small number of AIDS cases among homosexual men in the United States has grown to become a global pandemic of such proportions that it clearly ranks as one of the most destructive microbial scourges in history
We are at a pivotal point in the evolution of this historic disease as we enter the new millennium
Biomedical research has provided anti-HIV drugs, but there is still no vaccine
It has become apparent over the past few years that minimizing the destructive impact of AIDS and the HIV virus will require partnerships between the public and private sectors as well as a stronger political will among the nations of the world