Preface SECTION ONE - FUNDAMENTALS 1 Prologuen2 Fundamentals of immunityn3 Human immunodeficiency virusn4 Social and environmental factorsn5 Immunopathologyn6 Natural history of HIV infectionn7 Infection control methods SECTION TWO - DIAGNOSTIC ASPECTS 8 Case definitionsn9 Laboratory diagnosis of HIV infectionn10 Laboratory diagnosis of common reproductive tract and sexually transmitted infections SECTION THREE - CLINICAL ASPECTS 11 Accidental occupational exposure to HIVn12 HIV-related neurological disordersn13 HIV-related psychological disordersn14 Co-infection with HIV and Tuberculosisn15 Sexually transmitted infections (STIs)n16 Anti-retroviral therapy (ART)n17 Traditional ethno-medical systems & alternative therapies SECTION FOUR - PREVENTION AND CONTROL 18 Strategies for prevention and controln19 Surveillance for HIVn20 Counselling n21 Voluntary counselling and testing (VCT) servicesn22 Prevention of Mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT)n23 Human rights, legal and ethical issuesn24 Role of health care providersn25 Preventive HIV vaccinen26 Response to the HIV epidemic in Indian27 Response to the HIV epidemic in Thailandn28 Response to the HIV epidemic in Chinan29 Epilogue Index
HIV and Aids: Basic Elements and Priorities is a concise collection of all aspects of this disease and a source of readily available knowledge. It examines all currently advocated preventive measures such as health education, condom use, safer sex practices, and treatment of sexually transmitted infections. Coverage details strategies for prevention and control as well as the latest global information about HIV/AIDS.
Covers preventive, therapeutic and diagnostic aspects of HIV/AIDS
Includes general and specialized matters related to HIV/AIDS| HIV related disorder and co-infection with tuberculosis
Strategy for prevention and control
Contains the latest global information about HIV/AIDS
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