HIV/AIDS continues to be the pandemic of our times and there has not been a comprehensive medically based AIDS prevention book published in the last 5 years. It is estimated that 36 to 45 million people including 2-3 million children already are infected worldwide and an additional 4-7 million more are infected each year. There are about 6,000 new infections daily and about 12 million AIDS orphans. People receiving AIDS treatments feel well and have no detectable viral load, but still can infect others. And even when a vaccine is found, it will take many years before it can be administered across the developing world.
* Discusses all aspects of AIDS prevention, from epidemiology, molecular immunology and virology to the principles of broad-based public health prevention interventions.
* Special focus on the array of interventions that have been proven effective through rigorous study
* Identifies new trends in HIV/AID epidemiology and their impact on creating and implementing prevention interventions
* Incorporates virology, biology, infectious diseases, vaccinology, microbicides and research methodologies into AIDS prevention