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March 1993

Management of HIV Infection in Infants and Children

Am J Dis Child. 1993;147(3):349. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1993.02160270111033

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This is a well-written book. The chapter sequence is very logically organized. The editors have taken special care to arrange the book in a fashion that provides a good understanding of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. A significant portion of the book deals with the treatment of infants and children with HIV. However, before the treatment issues are dealt with, the first few chapters deal with understanding of the epidemiology, immunology, pathology, and diagnosis of HIV infection. These initial chapters are the major strength of this book.

Chapters 4 through 6 by themselves are very useful in understanding HIV infection in children. In addition, the final three chapters of this book deal with important issues of HIV infection that are often neglected in medical texts. They address significant and practical societal issues of pediatric HIV infection. The chapters titled "Human Immunodeficiency Virus: The Virus and Its Pathogenicity," "Transmission of Human

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