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AIDS: Science and Society (Jones and Bartlett Series in Biology)
New information about scientific and social aspects of AIDS appears daily in the news and popular press. Yet, despite the best efforts of medical professions, there is no quick biological solution in sight. For more than a decade, our society has been forced to confront the human suffering, fear, discrimination, and health care issues that this epidemic has provoked. AIDS: ...more
Paperback, Fourth Edition, 248 pages
Published February 25th 2004 by Jones and Bartlett Publishers, Inc.
(first published August 1st 1995)
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Aug 14, 2013 Luna Allen rated it really liked it · review of another edition
This book was required reading for a Molecular Biology of HIV/AIDS course and was a great launching point into the subject. The discussion on the immune system mechanisms is simple enough, yet descriptive enough, to build a good foundation on. When the class delved into greater detail about various HIV proteins the quick overview provided in the book was helpful in keeping track of everything. I would have liked to see more on societal impact and consequences of the ways that AIDS was initially ...more
Second time reading this through after a class in immunology. Definitely insightful and I appreciated the application to practical methods of addressing the spread as well as social stigmas. However, it is a very introductory text. I couldn't see this being used in the academic setting.