HIV/AIDS in South Africa /

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Imprint:Cape Town ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2005.
Description:592 p. : ill., ports. ; 25 cm.
Language:English
Subject:HIV infections -- South Africa.
AIDS (Disease) -- South Africa.
AIDS (Disease)
HIV infections.
South Africa.
Format: Print Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/5872460
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Other authors / contributors:Abdool Karim, S. S.
Abdool Karim, Q. (Quarraisha)
ISBN:0521616298 (paperback)
Notes:Includes bibliographical references and index.
Standard no.:9780521616294
Table of Contents:
  • Section 1. The evolving HIV epidemic
  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. Overview of the book
  • 3. HIV infection in South Africa: the evolving epidemic
  • 4. HIV incidence rates in South Africa
  • Section 2. The virus, the human host and their interactions
  • 5. Viral structure, replication, tropism, pathogenesis and natural history
  • 6. HIV diagnostics
  • 7. Origin, diversity and spread of HIV-1
  • 8. Cellular immunity in HIV: a sythesis of responses to preserve self
  • Section 3. HIV risk factors and prevention strategies
  • 9. Reducing sexual risk behaviours: Theory and research, successes and challenges
  • 10. Barrier methods
  • 11. Mother-to-child transmission (MTCT) of HIV-1
  • 12. Sexually transmitted infections
  • 13. Safe blood supplies
  • 14. Intravenous drug use in South Africa
  • 15. New prevention strategies under development and investigation
  • Section 4. Focal groups for understanding the HIV epidemic
  • 16. Heterosexual transmission of HIV - the importance of a gendered perspective in HIV prevention
  • 17. Young people and HIV/AIDS in South Africa: Prevalence of infection, risk factors and social context
  • 18. Female sex workers
  • 19. Population movement and the spread of HIV in southern Africa
  • 20. Young men
  • Section 5. The impact of AIDS
  • 21. Shattering the silence - an auto-biographic, reflective narrative on living with HIV/AIDS
  • 22. Impact of AIDS - the health care burden
  • 23. The impact of AIDS on the community
  • 24. The achilles heel? The impact of HIV/AIDS on democracy in South Africa
  • 25. The impact on ethics
  • 26. The economic impact of AIDS
  • 27. AIDS-related mortality in South Africa
  • 28. TB and HIV
  • 29. Prevention of opportunistic infections in adults
  • 30. Nutritional prophylaxis
  • 31. Challenges in managing AIDS in South Africa
  • 32. Antiretroviral therapy
  • 33. The challenges of implementing antiretroviral treatment in South Africa
  • 34. The political history of AIDS treatment
  • Section 7. What does the future hold?
  • 35. Models and trends
  • 36. The future of the HIV epidemic in South Africa