The rapid growth of the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) epidemic has led to a corresponding increase in medical and scientific information available about the disease and our prospects of controlling it. Numerous resources, including several regular publications, are available to fill this need for professional communication. Given the pace of change in the field of AIDS, the quality and usefulness of these efforts require that the authors be at the forefront of their field and that the publication be rapid. This book accomplishes some of these requirements well.
It has been edited by Dr Samuel Broder, the acknowledged leader in the development of anti-HIV therapy, who has assembled an impressive set of contributors to his book. The authors come primarily from the National Institutes of Health but are not limited to that institution. To the extent that AIDS research has generated some scientific controversy, however, it is not surprising that
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