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The Science, Spread, And Therapy of HIV Disease

Everything You Need to Know, but Had No Idea Who to Ask (Science Fundamentals)

by Michael A. Dispezio

  • 123 Want to read
  • 38 Currently reading

Published by ATL Press .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Medical,
  • Health - Diseases,
  • Children"s Books/Young Adult Misc. Nonfiction,
  • Children"s 12-Up - Diet / Personal Health,
  • Questions and answers,
  • Miscellanea,
  • Juvenile literature,
  • Health & Daily Living - Diseases,
  • AIDS & HIV,
  • AIDS (Disease),
  • Diseases

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages142
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL9796697M
    ISBN 101882360192
    ISBN 109781882360192

      This means that if we do find a therapy that is effective against COVID, we can bring it to patients much faster than a novel treatment. Any predictions for how far the virus will spread in the. Mary Carmichael is a Boston-based science writer. As soon as HIV was identified in , scientists started trying to understand where it had come from, when it had arisen, and why it had spread.

      HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) is the precursor infection to AIDS (acquired immunodeficiency syndrome). HIV is transmitted through blood and genital secretions; most people get it through sexual contact or sharing needles for illegal IV drug use. HIV can be controlled by a strict drug regimen, but left unchecked, it leads to AIDS.   The Chimp and the River: How AIDS Emerged from an African Forest is an extract from a larger book by the same author. Spillover tells of various viruses - SARS, Ebola, AIDS, and probably countless others - that have jumped species, from animal to human. Author Quammen writes about science, disease, and dense/5.

    As Asia and Europe battle African swine fever, University of Vermont research shows how farmers' risk attitudes affect the spread of infectious animal diseases and offers a first-of-its kind model for testing disease control and prevention strategies; Frontiers in Veterinary Science. Despite the enormous success of combined anti-retroviral therapy, HIV infection is still a lifelong disease and continues to spread rapidly worldwide. There is a pressing need to develop a treatment that will cure HIV infection. Recent progress in stem cell manipulation and advancements in humanized mouse models have allowed rapid developments of gene therapy Cited by:


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The Science, Spread, And Therapy of HIV Disease by Michael A. Dispezio Download PDF EPUB FB2

The Science, Spread and Therapy of HIV Disease. Everything You Need To Know, but Had No Idea Who To Ask. This book uses a question-and-answer format to provide information on the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and the disease caused by infection from the virus, Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS).

Topics covered include: (1. Get this from a library. The science, spread, and therapy of HIV disease: everything you need to know, but had no idea who to ask. [Michael A DiSpezio] -- Uses a question and answer format to provide information about the disease of AIDS including its outbreak, basic biology, viruses, transmission, and methods for therapy.

Emerging infectious diseases is an expression used to describe a number of new infectious diseases. Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) is such an example of an emerging infectious disease, where a severe variant of Corona virus spread across continents within a matter of weeks.

Proteases of Infectious Agents collects reviews from leading experts describing the latest information on the properties of key enzymes from a variety of viruses, fungi, and parasites. Each chapter provides the critical facts needed to initiate a drug discovery effort in that particular area. Scientists finally may have been successful in finding a treatment which can help in preventing the transmission of the HIV virus sexually.

A study found a way to end the AIDS epidemic by suppressing men with antiretroviral drugs who are infected by HIV and this suppression helps their partners stay safe from the infection. If the medicines would be successful then whoever. Science of HIV and AIDS Scientists and researchers have been studying HIV and AIDS since the s, and we now know a lot about them.

However, HIV mutates very quickly and there are various strains of the virus making scientific advances in the field difficult. The Journal of HIV and AIDS (JHA) focuses on remarkable advances in our understanding of HIV science and its clinical evolution and management alternatives, comprising anti-retroviral and palliative therapies, and public health policies to contain the viral Journal editors are particularly interested in the latest breakthroughs in the diagnosis and therapy of HIV/AIDS.

The HIV field has been through three major therapeutic revolutions since the virus was first isolated in The first revolution was the introduction of protease inhibitors inwhich, in combination with two nucleoside-analogue reverse-transcriptase inhibitors, produced highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) and greatly improved the prognosis of an otherwise uniformly.

The first cases of acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) were reported in the United States in the spring of By the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), the virus that causes AIDS, had been isolated. Early in the U.S.

HIV/AIDS pandemic, the role of substance abuse in the spread of AIDS was clearly established. Injection drug use (IDU) was identified as a direct. HIV is spread through contact with the blood, semen, pre-seminal fluid, rectal fluids, vaginal fluids, or breast milk of a person with HIV.

In the United States, HIV is spread mainly by having anal or vaginal sex or sharing injection drug equipment, such as needles, with a person who has HIV. Antiretroviral therapy (ART) is the use of HIV.

HIV pandemic. An estimated 386 (334–460) million people live with HIV-1 worldwide, while about 25 million have died already. 1 In alone, there were 41 million new HIV-1 infections and 28 million AIDS deaths. 1 These estimates mask the dynamic nature of this evolving epidemic in relation to temporal changes, geographic distribution, magnitude, viral Cited by:   The passive infusion of such antibodies may also have a role in HIV prevention; studies of lentiviral infection in nonhuman primates have shown that passive infusion of antibodies can prevent infection.

The infusion of “designer” antibodies also has been pursued as a therapy for HIV and other infections, including Ebola virus by: With HIV becoming the leading cause of infectious-disease mortality in Mainland China, this book focuses on tackling HIV/AIDS in the face of rapid political and economic change in China.

Featuring contributions by over a dozen leading figures in the field, this book is the go-to text for any student or reader interested in how national and. HIV and AIDS information and facts. Read latest medical articles and view educational videos on AIDS and HIV symptoms and treatments.

Stay informed about new developments on the AIDS/HIV front. HIV is a virus spread through certain body fluids that attacks the body’s immune system, specifically the CD4 cells, often called T cells.

Over time, HIV can destroy so many of these cells that the body can’t fight off infections and disease. These special cells help the immune system fight off infections. Untreated, HIV reduces the number. HIV persistence in the Central Nervous System and Impact on Eradication.

Guest Editors: Janice E. Clements, Sharon Lewin, Serena Spudich. Decem - Volume 33 - Supplement 3. Data for decision-making: UNAIDS HIV estimates.

HIV is a member of the lentivirus subfamily of retroviruses. Two distinct groups of viruses are pathogenic in humans: HIV-1 and HIV Both are transmitted sexually and known to cause immunodeficiency disease. HIV enters the cell through use of the CD4 receptor and chemokine co-receptors, primarily CCR5 and CXCR4.

The viral genome is transcribed from RNA to DNA. This book deals with Tuberculosis in exhaustive detail. It incorporates the most recent research on the disease, and is divided into different sections highlighting the chronological history of its development, global spread, the current scenario in India with regards to the disease, seasonality, co-infection with HIV-AIDS, and the.

How STDs Increase The Risk Of Becoming Infected With HIV Date: September 8, Source: Journal of Clinical Investigation Summary: Individuals who have a sexually transmitted disease and women.

Fundamentals of HIV Medicine is the nation’s most frequently utilized HIV patient care and reference textbook. Authored by leading HIV care providers, researchers, and experts, the new edition provides a comprehensive review of all facets of the medical management of individuals with HIV.

The following topics are discussed in the book: epidemiology and the spread. Ricki Lewis is a science writer with a PhD in genetics. The author of several textbooks and thousands of articles in scientific, medical, and consumer publications, Ricki's first narrative nonfiction book, "The Forever Fix: Gene Therapy and the Boy Who Saved It," was published by St.

Martin's Press in March HIV is the cause of the spectrum of disease known as HIV/AIDS. HIV is a retrovirus that primarily infects components of the human immune system such as CD4 + T cells, macrophages and dendritic cells.

It directly and indirectly destroys CD4 + T cells. HIV is a member of the genus Lentivirus, part of the family cations: Opportunistic infections, tumors. Beliefs that HIV and AIDS only affect certain groups of people — such as drug users and gay men — are rooted in fear from images and misinformation that spread in the early days of the disease, the CDC says.

“And as much progress as we've made in the last 40 years of HIV, there really is still a significant stigma attached,” Johnston says.