TITLE

The AIDS Epidemic – Considerations for the 21st Century

AUTHOR(S)
Fauci, Anthony S.
PUB. DATE
September 1999
SOURCE
New England Journal of Medicine;09/30/99, Vol. 341 Issue 14, p1046
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article focuses on two pandemics of the 20th century, the influenza outbreak of 1918 and the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) from 1981, and their relevance to the future of combatting microorganisms that challenge the survival of the species.The author reviews the origins of both the reemerging microbe of Influenza and the newly recognized human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), the scope and magnitude of the diseases, and the courses of antiretroviral therapies. The development of vaccines and global programs of prevention education are cited as essential in halting the worst of the AIDS epidemic from occurring in the 21st century.
ACCESSION #
24914675

 

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