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HIV and the pathogenesis of AIDS [electronic resource] / Jay A. Levy.

Author/Creator:
Levy, Jay A.
Edition:
3rd ed.
Publication:
Washington, D.C. : ASM Press, c2007.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (680 p.)
Subjects:
HIV (Viruses)
HIV infections -- Pathogenesis.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
This new edition provides a state-of-the-art review of the current research, explains the history of the disease, and examines how scientists, clinicians, and public health workers have responded to the challenges presented by HIV/AIDS in the 25 years since its recognition.
Contents:
Discovery, structure, heterogeneity, and origins of HIV
Features of HIV transmission
Steps involved in HIV: cell interaction and virus entry
Acute HIV infection and cells susceptible to HIV infection
Intracellular control of HIV replication
Cytopathic properties of HIV
Viral proteins determining biologic features of HIV
Effect of HIV on various tissues and organ systems in the host
Innate immune responses in HIV infection
Humoral immune responses to HIV infection
T-lymphocyte immune responses in HIV infection
HIV infection and development of cancer
Overall features of HIV pathogenesis: prognosis for long-term survival
Antiviral therapies
Vaccine development.
Notes:
Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 443-629) and index.
ISBN:
1-283-03395-X
9786613033956
1-55581-565-0
OCLC:
609853206
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