HIV/AIDS in South Africa

HIV/AIDS in South Africa

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Cambridge University Press
Edition: 2, 6/17/2010
EAN 9780521147934, ISBN10: 052114793X

Paperback, 608 pages, 24.5 x 17.5 x 2.9 cm
Language: English

This second edition of the book provides up-to-date information on new drugs, new proven HIV prevention interventions, a new chapter on positive prevention, and current HIV epidemiology. This definitive text covers all aspects of HIV/AIDS in South Africa, from basic science to medicine, sociology, economics and politics. It has been written by a highly respected team of South African HIV/AIDS experts and provides a thoroughly researched account of the epidemic in the region.

Part I. Birth of a Rapidly Growing Epidemic
1. Introduction
2. Overview of the book
3. HIV infection in South Africa
the evolving epidemic
4. HIV incidence rates in South Africa
Part II. The Virus, the Human Host and Their Interactions
5. Viral structure, replication, tropism, pathogenesis and natural history
6. HIV diagnostics
7. HIV-1 genetic diversity
8. Cellular immunity to HIV
a synthesis of responses to preserve self
Part III. HIV Risk Factors and Prevention Strategies
9. Reducing sexual risk behaviours
theory and research, successes and research
10. Barrier methods
11. Mother-to-child transmissions (MTCT) of HIV-1
12. Sexually transmitted infections
13. Safe blood supplies
14. Intravenous drug use in South Africa
15. Positive prevention interventions
16. New prevention strategies under development and investigation
Part IV. Focal Groups for Understanding the HIV Epidemic
17. Heterosexual transmission of HIV - the importance of a gendered perspective in HIV prevention
18. Young people and HIV/AIDS in South Africa
prevalence of infection, risk factors and social context
19. Female sex workers
20. Population movement and the spread of HIV in southern Africa
Part V. The Impact of AIDS
21. Impact of AIDS - the health care burden
22. The impact of AIDS on the community
23. The impact of ethics
24. The economic impact of AIDS
25. AIDS-related mortality in South Africa
26. Picking up the pieces
the end of AIDS denialism and its aftermath
Part VI. Treating HIV
27. Tuberculosis and HIV
28. Prevention of opportunistic infections in adults
29. Nutritional prophylaxis
30. Challenges in managing AIDS in South Africa
31. Antiretroviral therapy
32. The challenges of implementing antiretroviral treatment
Part VII. What Does the Future Hold?
33. Models and trends
34. The future of the HIV epidemic in South Africa.