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Title:
The discovery of the AIDS virus
Author:
Yount, Lisa.
Publication Information:
Farmington Hills, MI : Greenhaven Press ; San Diego : Thomson/Gale, [2003]

©2003
Physical Description:
138 pages ; 24 cm.
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9780737713527

9780737713534
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Book

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When AIDS was first reported in 1981, scientists disagreed about what caused the disease and how it was spread. Controversies continued when two different research groups claimed credit for identifying the virus called HIV as the cause of AIDS in 1984. These and related debates shook the scientific world and affected the development of AIDS research and prevention.


Summary

When AIDS was first reported in 1981, scientists disagreed about what caused the disease and how it was spread. Controversies continued when two different research groups claimed credit for identifying the virus called HIV as the cause of AIDS in 1984. These and related debates shook the scientific world and affected the development of AIDS research and prevention.


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School Library Journal Review

Gr 9 Up-This title offers a historical overview rather than a medical explanation of the disease. Issues relating to HIV and AIDS are examined and a variety of viewpoints are presented and debated. For instance, the effectiveness of the drug AZT is examined in a clear, concise manner. The book has no illustrations and the presentation would be dry to average browsers. However, the time line, glossary, and index will be useful tools for researchers.-Laura Younkin, Ballard High School, Louisville, KY (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


School Library Journal Review

Gr 9 Up-This title offers a historical overview rather than a medical explanation of the disease. Issues relating to HIV and AIDS are examined and a variety of viewpoints are presented and debated. For instance, the effectiveness of the drug AZT is examined in a clear, concise manner. The book has no illustrations and the presentation would be dry to average browsers. However, the time line, glossary, and index will be useful tools for researchers.-Laura Younkin, Ballard High School, Louisville, KY (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.