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Published: 24 November 2016

176 Pages | 12 black and white images


ISBN: 9780198727491

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HIV & AIDS: A Very Short Introduction

Second Edition

Alan Whiteside

Very Short Introductions

  • Takes a cross-disciplinary look at the most serious human epidemic in centuries: from our scientific and medical understanding, to the social and political consequences.
  • Provides a global perspective covering developing and developed countries.
  • Examines social issues such as safe sex, drug use, and how different societies view HIV/AIDS.
  • Discusses the medical, political, and economic solutions already in place in attempt to control the disease.
  • Part of the Very Short Introductions series - over seven million copies sold worldwide

New to this Edition:

  • Offers an updated look at HIV and AIDS and considers how it has not become the global epidemic it was previously feared to, but is still causing great problems in regions such as Southern and Eastern Africa
  • Considers the options for treatment today, and, although there is still no cure for the disease, discusses the use of 'Treatment as Prevention'
  • Explains breakthroughs in our understanding of the disease and drugs

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