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The AIDS Pandemic

The AIDS Pandemic

Kenneth H. Mayer | H.F. Pizer



The AIDS Pandemic explores the ways in which HIV/AIDS has, and continues to transform the wide range of related disciplines it touches. Novel perspectives are provided by a unique panel of internationally recognised experts who cover the unprecedented impact onf AIDS on culture, demographics and politics around the world, including how it affected the worlds' economy, health sciences, epidemiology and public health. This important far- reaching analysis uses the lessons learned from a wide array of disciplines to help us understand the current status and evolution of the pandemic, as it continues to evolve.
* Unique and timely presentation of new theories and perspectives
* Concentrates on the changes that have taken place in a broad array of related disciplines
* Provides key contextual information, for those new to the field or at interface areas between disciplines
* Includes an international focus on evolving African and Asian experiences
* Focuses on the current strategies for developing vaccines and microbicides
* Outlines harm reduction and prevention programs
* Explores issues related to delivery of life-saving AIDS medications in resource-constrained environments
"...offers many superb accounts, often with unique insights."
- Robert C Gallo, University of Maryland Baltimore, FOR THE LANCET (Nov 2005)
"...a compelling montage, full of interesting and unexpected twists in the storyline, even to a reader who has spent most of the past two decades deeply engaged with AIDS."
- Michael St. Louis, M.D., Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA for THE NEW ENGLAND JOURNAL OF MEDICINE (September 2005)
“…an extremely valuable resource for physicians, researchers, policy makers, journalists, and patients.”
- Stephen F. Morin, PhD, Center for AIDS Prevention Studies, San Francisco, CA for JAMA (August 2005)
"...I will recommend that you buy Meyer and Pizer’s book, read it, and pass it on to a colleague."
- William M. Valenti, MD, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry (April 2005)
"...offers a more comprehensive and timely view of its impact on both science and society."
-Gerald T. Keusch, M.D., Assistant Provost and Associate Dean for Global Health, Director, Global Health Initiative at Boston University (2004)
"Mayer and Pizer and their colleagues have captured and analyzed the impacts and responses of the first decades."
-James E. Curran, Dean and Professor of Epidemiology, Rollins School of Public Health (2004)