Contents: Preface. 1. Introduction. 2. Emergence of the epidemic. 3. Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). 5. Social impacts of AIDS. 6. Healthcare of AIDS patients. 7. Comabting AIDS. 8. Psychiatric treatments for AIDS. 9. Laws for AIDS prevention and education. Index.
"HIV/AIDS is a fatal, sexually transmitted disease (STD). In many developing countries the HIV/AIDS epidemic is spreading rapidly. Because AIDS kills mostly prime-age adults, it increases the number of children who lose one or both parents; some of these orphans suffer permanent consequences, due to poor nutrition of withdrawal from school. Numbers cannot begin to capture the suffering caused by the disease. AIDS is not alone in causing human suffering, however especially in the developing world.
This book presents a comprehensive accessible account of HIV/AIDS, its emergence, transmission, challenges raised by it, and preventive methods also. It will prove informative and ideal reference tool for all the concerned." (jacket)