A new edition of Dr Schoub's informative and lucid account brings the reader up to date on our current understanding of the natural history of HIV infection, new approaches to management of infection and disease and improvements in diagnostic capabilities. This popular book, aimed at the general reader, bridges the gap between specialist science literature and basic educational material available to the general public. Helpful and informative diagrams are adeptly utilised to explain the basic biology of the HIV virus and the immune system which it so lethally undermines. As well as exploring the complex social, legal and ethical issues surrounding infection, Professor Schoub looks ahead to the prospects for a vaccine. A valuable handbook for all those in search of a better understanding of HIV infection and its consequences.
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Number of pages: 298
Weight: 570 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 17 mm
Edition: 2nd Revised edition
'... it would be of particular interest to those who wish to gain an insight into the various facets of this devastating infectious disease, and this extremely informative and well-written text should appeal to a medical, scientific and more general readership.' British Journal of Biomedical Science
From reviews of the 1st edition 'How does the non-specialist choose a text on AIDS from the many available? AIDS and HIV in Perspective by Barry Schoub is recommended as an attractive, readable, and non-controversial guide. Coverage by the author, a South African virologist, is comprehensive, and his views on the disease in developing countries are particularly useful.' British Medical Journal