The Origins of AIDS (BOK)

Jacques Pepin

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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 Leopoldville 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.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Heftet
Utgitt 2011 Forfatter Jacques Pepin
Forlag
CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
ISBN 9780521186377
Antall sider 306 Dimensjoner 15,2cm x 22,8cm x 1,6cm
Vekt 490 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form Public health & preventive medicine, HIV / AIDS: social aspects, HIV / AIDS

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