AIDS in Asia /

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Imprint:New York : Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers, c2004.
Description:xxiv, 594 p. : ill., maps ; 26 cm.
Subject:AIDS (Disease) -- Asia.
Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome -- epidemiology -- Asia.
Developing Countries -- Asia.
HIV Infections -- prevention & control -- Asia.
Population Surveillance -- Asia.
AIDS (Disease)
Format: Print Book
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Other authors / contributors:Lu, Yichen.
Essex, Myron.
Notes:Includes bibliographical references and index.
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The underlying theme of this excellent book is the prospect of an HIV/AIDS epidemic in Asia and the steps that have been and must be taken to prevent the spread of this virus and disease in an area that contains about 60 percent of the world's population. Some 115 international scientists and public health officials, all directly involved in AIDS/HIV-associated work, have contributed 39 chapters. The first section consists of snapshots of HIV/AIDS in several Asian countries, and the second ties in the epidemiology of HIV disease with other endemic diseases in the region. The third section covers diagnosis, surveillance, and projected scenarios; the fourth reviews prevention efforts and treatment options. The fifth section deals primarily with the results of public health collaborations between countries. As evidenced by the section titles, the book is well organized. It is also well edited; the varied nationalities of the contributors are not reflected in the writing style. Each chapter has a list of references, and the book benefits from a good index. ^BSumming Up: Recommended. All levels. R. S. Kowalczyk formerly, Ferris State University

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