Harriet S.MeyerMD, Contributing EditorJonathan D.EldredgeMLS, PhD, Journal Review EditorRobertHoganMD, adviser for new media
by Jay A. Levy, 2nd edition, 588 pp, with illus, paper, $56.95, ISBN 1-55581-122-1, Washington, DC, American Society for Microbiology, 1998.
This extraordinary volume of nearly 600 pages is superbly formatted, with clear illustrations, charts, and 3004 key references. Its content spans the major scientific breakthroughs and social challenges associated with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) disease.
Published in paperback, it has a comfortable feel, amenable to perusal. Most important, it compels the reader to grasp complex concepts with relative ease. It is the best single source for students committed to understanding the multiple facets of the HIV epidemic and is equally valuable for experienced investigators to confirm facts, test concepts, and with persistence gain new insights into old ideas.
HIVHIV and the Pathogenesis of AIDS. JAMA. 1998;280(21):1872-1873. doi:10.1001/jama.280.21.1872-JBK1202-3-1