HIV/AIDSBook - 2009
In the late 1970s, when doctors began treating people dying of symptoms both mysterious and seemingly commonplace, they initially didn't suspect that the variety of illnesses they saw were all related to a single virus: the human immunodeficiency virus HIV, and the syndrome it causes, AIDS. But researchers soon pieced together the evidence and realized they were facing a new and troubling disease. Worse, those afflicted often didn't show symptoms for several years after infection, giving the virus plenty of time to spread. Some thought the virus would be easily contained, but soon it became clear that HIV/AIDS was a global problem. Since its discovery, HIV/AIDS has been one of the defining diseases of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Despite advances in knowledge and treatment, it remains uncured, and infects millions of people throughout the world each year. To compound the problems, the governments, scientists, and activists working to combat the disease face a constant struggle against ignorance and greed. Book jacket.
Publisher: Greensboro, N.C. : Morgan Reynolds Pub., c2009.
Branch Call Number: 614. 599392 CUN
Characteristics: 144 p. : col. ill. ; 24 cm.