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The Origins of AIDS

The Origins of AIDS

  • Author: Jacques Pepin
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 1139501410
  • Category: Medical
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It is now thirty years since the discovery of AIDS but its origins continue to puzzle doctors and scientists. Inspired by his own experiences working as an infectious diseases physician in Africa, Jacques Pepin looks back to the early twentieth-century events in Africa that triggered the emergence of HIV/AIDS and traces its subsequent development into the most dramatic and destructive epidemic of modern times. He shows how the disease was first transmitted from chimpanzees to man and then how urbanization, prostitution, and large-scale colonial medical campaigns intended to eradicate tropical diseases combined to disastrous effect to fuel the spread of the virus from its origins in Léopoldville to the rest of Africa, the Caribbean and ultimately worldwide. This is an essential new perspective on HIV/AIDS and on the lessons that must be learnt if we are to avoid provoking another pandemic in the future.

History of AIDS

History of AIDS

Emergence and Origin of a Modern Pandemic

  • Author: Mirko D. Grmek
  • Publisher: Princeton University Press
  • ISBN: 9780691024776
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 279
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By drawing on the latest discoveries in virology, microbiology, and immunology, Mirko Grmek depicts the AIDS epidemic not as an isolated incident but as part of the long, but far from peaceful, coexistence of humans and viruses.

AIDS and the Doctors of Death

AIDS and the Doctors of Death

An Inquiry Into the Origin of the AIDS Epidemic

  • Author: Alan Cantwell
  • Publisher: Aries Rising Press
  • ISBN: 9780917211256
  • Category: AIDS (Disease)
  • Page: 239
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Virus Hunt

Virus Hunt

The search for the origin of HIV/AIDs

  • Author: Dorothy H. Crawford
  • Publisher: OUP Oxford
  • ISBN: 0191654124
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 224
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The hunt for the origin of the AIDS virus began over twenty years ago. It was a journey that went around the world and involved painstaking research to unravel how, when, and where the virus first infected humans. Dorothy H. Crawford traces the story back to the remote rain forests of Africa - home to the primates that carry the ancestral virus - and reveals how HIV-1 first jumped from chimpanzees to humans in rural south east Cameroon. Examining how this happened, and how it then travelled back to Colonial west central Africa where it eventually exploded as a pandemic, she asks why and how it was able to spread so widely. From hospital intensive care wards to research laboratories and the African rain forests, this is the wide-ranging story of a killer virus and a tale of scientific endeavour.

The HIV-AIDS Edpidemic in Nigeria

The HIV-AIDS Edpidemic in Nigeria

Some Ethical Considerations

  • Author: James Olaitan Ajayi
  • Publisher: Gregorian Biblical BookShop
  • ISBN: 9788876529559
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 208
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This work examines some of the ethical problems of the HIV disease in Nigeria. The first part argues that the spread if HIV has been facilitated in the country not just because of sexual promiscuity or harmful cultural practices, but also mainly as a result of socio-economic situations or problems in the country. The second part, analysing the principles of responsibility, non-discrimination, confidentiality and justice, examines the preventive strategies that are needed to curb the infection rate of the disease. The study also deals with specific moral issues in the prevention of the disease namely, the prophylactics debate and the needle exchange programs.

HIV / AIDS, Health and the Media in China

HIV / AIDS, Health and the Media in China

  • Author: Johanna Hood
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • ISBN: 1136838961
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 256
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HIV/AIDS is an increasingly serious problem in China. This book explores HIV/AIDS, its portrayal in China’s media, and the implications for public health policy. It discusses how many Chinese wrongly believe themselves to be immune, with infection only a possibility for other ethnic groups with perceived lower moral standards.

The AIDS Pandemic

The AIDS Pandemic

The Collision of Epidemiology with Political Correctness

  • Author: James Chin
  • Publisher: Radcliffe Publishing
  • ISBN: 9781846191183
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 230
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"This groundbreaking new book blows apart the myths about who is at risk of getting AIDS and shows how these myths are driven by moral and political pressures. It provides an objective, logical, clear, epidemiologically based analysis on the current situation and situates itself firmly at marked variance with the politically correct position of UNAIDS and most AIDS activists."--BOOK JACKET.

The Little African History Book - Black Africa from the Origins of Humanity to the Assassination of Lumumba and the turn of the 20th Century

The Little African History Book - Black Africa from the Origins of Humanity to the Assassination of Lumumba and the turn of the 20th Century

  • Author: Chukwunyere Kamalu
  • Publisher: Lulu.com
  • ISBN: 0955713102
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The AIDS Crisis

The AIDS Crisis

A Documentary History

  • Author: Julia Miller
  • Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
  • ISBN: 9780313287152
  • Category: Health & Fitness
  • Page: 266
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Offers a narrative historical overview of the AIDS crisis, including the history, global impact, legal and ethical aspects, human side, and political implications of the disease