Eugenia Barros

Council for Scientific and Industrial ResearchSouth Africa

Eugenia Barros has a PhD in Microbiology from the University of Cape Town, South Africa and she is a Principal Researcher in the Biosciences Unit of CSIR (Council for Scientific and Industrial Research) in Pretoria, South Africa. She has led many scientific projects in the areas of Molecular Biology and has been instrumental in applying some of her research outcomes in the agricultural and food sectors. She has also been in the forefront of plant-made therapeutic antibodies through a collaborative project with European laboratories and has scaled-up the production of an HIV-AIDS monoclonal antibody. Living in South Africa she is very aware of the impact of HIV-AIDS in society and in the most vulnerable communities in rural Africa

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The past few decades have seen the escalation of HIV-infections and the 'frantic' search for new drugs to treat the millions of people that live with HIV-AIDS. However because HIV-AIDS cannot be cured, but only controlled with drugs, and the Antiretroviral (ARV) treatment itself results in some undesirable conditions, it is important to generate wider awareness of the plight of people living with this condition. This book attempts to provide information of the initiatives that have been used, successfully or unsuccessfully, to both prevent and combat this 'pandemic' taking into consideration the social, economic, cultural and educational aspects that involve individuals, communities and the countries affected.

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