A comprehensive look at AIDS and its effects on culture, politics, law and the individual, and supplies information to help increase AIDS awareness and preparedness. With over 300 entries by 175 authorities ranigng from academics to doctors it covers: basic science and epidemiology; tranmission and prevention, pathology and treatment; impacted populations; policy and law; politics and activism; culture and society; and the global epidemic.
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Raymond A. Smith is a research scientist at the HIV Center for Clinical and Behavioral studies ar the New York State Psychiatric Institute. He lives in New York.Review:
"This volume is unique because of its multidisciplinary approach to HIV/AIDS. Well organized, well researched, and well written, it is also without competition.... The "Encyclopedia of AIDS is perfect for reference (academic, public, and high-school) collections. It is also recommended for personal libraries."
-"Booklist/RBB, November 1998
"A useful reference volume for undergraduate students."
-"Choice, January 1999
"Highly recommended for public, school, academic, and health science libraries."
-"E-Streams, June 1999
"There is no other one-volume reference work on AIDS that covers the amount of information contained in this work. I strongly recommend that all public and academic libraries, as well as high school libraries, purchase this book."
-"Reference & User Services Quarterly
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