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AIDS in Asia : Developments in Cardiovascular Medicine - Yichen Lu

AIDS in Asia

Developments in Cardiovascular Medicine

By: Yichen Lu (Editor), Max Essex (Editor)

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Asia has become the new battle ground for the war against HIV/AIDS. The magnitude of the potential public health problems caused by AIDS in this populous continent may become a catastrophic disaster. A 10% rate of prevalence of HIV-1 in India and China alone would mean more than 200 million people are infected with HIV.
AIDS in Asia is useful as a comprehensive, up-to-date AIDS reference book for public health and medical professionals. This volume provides concrete information on the diagnosis, treatment, care, prevention and impact of AIDS. Part I contains 'Snapshots of HIV/AIDS in Asia.' Countries and regions included in this section are: Thailand, India, China, Japan, Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Myanmar, Malaysia, Indonesia, the Philippines, Pakistan, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Hawaii and the Pacific Islands, Hong Kong and Taiwan. Part II addresses the molecular epidemiology of HIV/AIDS. Part III deals with the diagnosis, surveillance and projected scenarios of the AIDS epidemic. Part IV outlines prevention efforts and treatment options. Part V provides an overview of the ongoing collaborative efforts involved in several different nations in the worldwide war against AIDS.
This volume will be invaluable to all the public health professionals and researchers working in this field.

..".the book is a useful addition to the HIV/AIDS literature."

"AIDS in Asia offers a comprehensive, interesting overview of the epidemic there and of general issues that will influence its progression."

-Roger Detels, MD, MS, University of California-Los Angeles

The Journal of the American Medical Association, Book Review, 293:15

From the reviews:

"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....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. Summing Up: Recommended. All levels. (R. S. Kowalczyk, Choice, January 2005

"AIDS in Asia will be an extremely valuable resource as leaders and stakeholders move to set up integrated HIV/AIDS control programmes. It will help them to enlist the latest evidence in support of fair treatment for the vulnerable, which is the foundation of all adequate public health policy."
(from the Foreword by Lee Jong-Wook, Director-General of the World Health Organization)

HIV/AIDS in Thailandp. 3
History of HIV in Indiap. 35
The Chinese HIV/AIDS epidemic and current responsep. 47
HIV/AIDS and public health care in the greater Mekong River region : origin, disease damage, control and regional collaborationp. 61
Update on HIV/AIDS in Japan, 2003p. 73
HIV/AIDS in Malaysiap. 83
HIV/AIDS in Indonesia : dynamics and challenges in the emergence of the national responsep. 91
HIV/AIDS in the Philippinesp. 99
Evolving HIV epidemic in Pakistanp. 109
HIV/AIDS in Nepal : context, current situation, responsep. 115
Sri Lanka's response to an emerging HIV/AIDS epidemicp. 123
HIV/AIDS in Taiwanp. 135
HIV/AIDS in Hong Kong : the emergence and impact of an epidemicp. 145
HIV/AIDS in Hawaii and the Pacific islandsp. 153
HIV/AIDS preparedness in the CIS, Baltic, East and Southeast Europe, and the Balkans : a situation reportp. 163
Molecular epidemiology of HIV in Asia and the Pacificp. 181
Human genetics and HIV-1 infectionp. 207
Human immunodeficiency virus type 2 (HIV-2) : biology and pathogenesisp. 223
Tuberculosis control, HIV/TB, and Indiap. 255
Infectious diseases and the development of health systems in Thailandp. 269
Infectious diseases in Chinap. 295
The history of HIV and other infectious diseases in the Republic of Korea : origin, damage, and controlp. 307
Transmission of HIV and other infections in Southeast Asia : cultural and genetic factorsp. 317
Estimating rates of HIV/AIDS in Indiap. 337
Current HIV/AIDS diagnosis, reporting, and surveillance in Chinap. 351
Men who have sex with men and HIV/AIDS prevention in Chinap. 365
Trends in injection drug use and the HIV epidemic in Southern Chinap. 379
Infectious diseases in Asia : implications for global healthp. 387
The role of antiretroviral therapy in Asiap. 407
Pediatric AIDS in Asia : prevention, treatment, and government interventionp. 421
Needs and responses : children orphaned and made vulnerable by HIV/AIDS in the Mekong subregionp. 435
Prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV in Thailand : striding towards access to HAART for the familyp. 457
Prevention of sexual STI/HIV transmission in Jiangsu Province, Chinap. 471
AIDS in Asia : what can we learn from the rest of the world?p. 483
Preventive HIV-1 vaccines : prelicensure developmentp. 497
United States department of defense HIV-1 vaccine development in Thailandp. 513
The Thailand MoPH-U.S. CDC collaboration in Asiap. 541
Japan's collaboration with Thailand in the development of an HIV/AIDS vaccinep. 561
Developing countries : a force in the global fight against HIV/AIDSp. 571
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ISBN: 9780306484834
ISBN-10: 0306484838
Series: Developments in Cardiovascular Medicine
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 594
Published: 14th July 2004
Publisher: Springer Science+Business Media
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 17.8  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 1.32