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August 10, 1994

Pediatric AIDS: The Challenge of HIV Infection in Infants, Children, and Adolescents

Author Affiliations

University of California—San Francisco

 

edited by Philip A. Pizzo and Catherine M. Wilfert, 2nd ed, 1040 pp, with illus, $99, ISBN 0- 683-06895-4, Baltimore, Md, Williams & Wilkins, 1994.

JAMA. 1994;272(6):492. doi:10.1001/jama.1994.03520060092042

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Abstract

Drs Pizzo and Wilfert have again provided the pediatric community with a remarkably up-to-date and comprehensive look at HIV infection in children. The authors are a superb group of recognized experts in this rapidly moving field, who have clearly made a heroic effort to keep us all informed! The second edition is an excellent reference and resource for any and all topics related to AIDS, ranging from pathogenesis to clinical manifestations to psychosocial, legal, and ethical issues.

In addition to updating the information provided in the first edition, the text includes several new and enlightening chapters this time around. The epidemiology section has been expanded considerably to provide excellent overviews of infection in Europe and the developing world. The chapter on animal models of vertical transmission is also welcome. An extremely poignant, yet practical, new chapter discusses speaking with children and families about HIV infection.

The individual chapters on specific

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