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April 3, 1991

HIV Infection and Disease: Monographs for Physicians and Other Health Care Workers

Author Affiliations

Mayo Clinic Scottsdale (Ariz)

Mayo Clinic Scottsdale (Ariz)

JAMA. 1991;265(13):1741-1742. doi:10.1001/jama.1991.03460130133038

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The literature of the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) grows probably as rapidly as the epidemic itself. Those seeking authoritative answers must often sift through countless journals, articles, texts, and even lay publications. A formidable, even daunting, task! Just when you thought there was no hope, this eminently readable collection of monographs provides welcome help. A thorough update of an earlier effort by a panel of experts assembled by the American Medical Association Council on Scientific Affairs, this book presents an excellent overview of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. How does this virus devastate the immune system? What are the key factors responsible for transmission? Once the immune system is weakened, what can the HIV-infected individual expect? What is the rationale behind anti-HIV therapeutic options? What can be done to prevent and treat the malignant neoplasms and opportunistic infections associated with HIV infection? Can patients be treated in the home? How