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Updates on Biology, Immunology, Epidemiology and Treatment Strategies

Edited by Nancy Dumais

Université de Sherbrooke

The continuing AIDS pandemic reminds us that despite the unrelenting quest for knowledge since the early 1980s, we have much to learn about HIV and AIDS. This terrible syndrome represents one of the greatest challenges for science and medicine. The purpose of this book is to aid clinicians, provide a source of inspiration for researchers, and serve as a guide for graduate students in their continued search for a cure of HIV. The first part of this book, "From the laboratory to the clinic," and the second part, "From the clinic to the patients," represent the unique but intertwined mission of this work: to provide basic and clinical knowledge on HIV/AIDS.

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HIV and AIDSUpdates on Biology, Immunology, Epidemiology and Treatment StrategiesEdited by Nancy Dumais

Published: October 26th 2011

DOI: 10.5772/665

ISBN: 978-953-307-665-2

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-6541-5

Copyright year: 2011

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62254 Total Chapter Downloads

11 Crossref Citations

17 Web of Science Citations

27 Dimensions Citations


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1. Functions of the Lentiviral Accessory Protein Nef During the Distinct Steps of HIV and SIV Replication Cycle

By Luciana J. Costa, Luiza M. Mendonça and Thatiane L. Sampaio


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2. The Role of Human Immunodeficiency Virus Type 1 (HIV-1) Proteins and Antiretroviral Drug Therapy in HIV-1-Induced Oxidative Stress

By Edna Maria Vissoci Reiche and Andréa Name Colado Simão


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3. HIV Toxins: Gp120 as an Independent Modulator of Cell Function

By Leonor Huerta and César N. Cortés Rubio


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4. HIV Recombination and Pathogenesis – Biological and Epidemiological Implications

By Nitin K. Saksena, Katherine A. Lau, Dominic E. Dwyer and Bin Wang


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5. Insulin-Like Growth Factor System in HIV/AIDS: A Structure Based Approach to the Design of New Therapeutics

By Monalisa Swain, Harsha Balaram and Hanudatta S. Atreya


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6. Cellular Restriction Factors: Exploiting the Body’s Antiviral Proteins to Combat HIV-1/AIDS

By Jenna N. Kelly, Jessica G.K. Tong, Clayton J. Hattlmann,Matthew W. Woods and Stephen D. Barr


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7. Retroviral Host Cell Factors: TRIM5, APOBEC3G and Cyclophilins

By Ryuta Sakuma and Hiroaki Takeuchi


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8. HIV Without AIDS: The Immunological Secrets of Natural Hosts

By Zachary Ende, Michelle Bonkosky and Mirko Paiardini


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9. Immunotherapies and Vaccines

By Hermancia S. Eugene and Ted M. Ross


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10. HIV Envelope-Specific Antibody and Vaccine Efficacy

By Egidio Brocca-Cofano, Peng Xiao and Marjorie Robert-Guroff


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11. Role of Cytokines and Chemokines in HIV Infection

By Vishwanath Venketaraman, Devin Morris, Clare Donohou, Andrea Sipin, Steven Kung, Hyoung Oh, Mesharee Franklin, John P. Murad, Fadi T. Khasawneh, Beatrice Saviola, Timothy Guilford and Clare Donahue


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12. The Role of Genetic Polymorphisms in the Chemokine and their Receptors and Cytokines in the Human Immunodeficiency Virus Type 1 (HIV-1) Infection

By Edna Maria Vissoci Reiche, Marla Karine Amarante and Maria Angelica Ehara Watanabe


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13. CXCL8 Regulation and Function in HIV Infections and Potential Treatment Strategies

By Per-Erik Olsson, Hazem Khalaf and Jana Jass


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14. Emerging Roles of Prostaglandins in HIV-1 Transcription

By Nancy Dumais, Sandra C. Côté and Anne-Marie Ducharme


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15. Pathology of HIV/AIDS: Lessons from Autopsy Series

By Andrey Bychkov, Shunichi Yamashita and Alexander Dorosevich


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16. HIV and Lung Cancer

By Yusuke Okuma, Naoki Yanagisawa, Yukio Hosomi, Atsushi Ajisawa and Masahiko Shibuya


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17. Neuropsychiatric Manifestations of HIV Infection and AIDS

By Victor Obiajulu Olisah


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18. AIDS and Trauma

By Erik Vakil, Caroline Zabiegaj-Zwick and AB (Sebastian) van As


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19. Cutaneous Manifestations of HIV/AIDS in Sub-Sahara African

By Innocent Ocheyana George and Dasetima Dandison Altraide


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20. Benign and Malignant Lymphoproliferative Disorders in HIV/AIDS

By Etienne Mahe and Monalisa Sur


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21. Sexual Dysfunctions

By Marco de Tubino Scanavino


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22. AIDS Changed America with the Twin Breast Cancer Epidemic: Exploring the Consequences of Condomization

By Arne N. Gjorgov


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23. Transmission of HIV Through Blood – How To Bridge the Knowledge Gap

By Smit Sibinga, Cees Th and John P. Pitman


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24. Molecular Epidemiology of HIV-1 Infection in the Amazon Region

By Antonio Carlos Rosário Vallinoto, Luiz Fernando Almeida Machado, Marluísa de Oliveira Guimarães Ishak and Ricardo Ishak


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25. Saliva Testing as a Practical Tool for Rapid HIV Screening

By H. Blake, P. Leighton and S. Sharma


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26. HAART and Causes of Death in Perinatally HIV-1-Infected Children

By Claudia Palladino, Jose María Bellón, Francisco J. Climent, María del Palacio Tamarit, Isabel de José and Ma Ángeles Muñoz-Fernández


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27. Cannabinoids – Influence on the Immune System and Their Potencial Use in Supplementary Therapy of HIV/AIDS

By Alicja Szulakowska and Halina Milnerowicz


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28. Small Livestock, Food Security, Nutrition Security and HIV/AIDS Mitigation

By John Cassius Moreki and Richard Dikeme


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