Editor: SeyedAhmad SeyedAlinaghi

Series Title: Frontiers in HIV Research

Current Studies in HIV Research

Volume 2

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Printed Copy: US $119
Library License: US $116
ISSN: 2405-9862 (Print)
ISSN: 2405-9889 (Online)
ISBN: 978-1-68108-256-1 (Print)
ISBN: 978-1-68108-255-4 (Online)
Year of Publication: 2016
DOI: 10.2174/97816810825541160201


Current Studies in HIV Research brings key topics in HIV/AIDS research to the fore by compiling reviews prepared by HIV/AIDS experts. Readers will benefit from the extensive range of topics covered in this book. Each of the 24 chapters of this volume present a brief account of major facets of HIV/AIDS research including epidemiology, HIV prevention, basic virology, clinical studies (including co-infection with mycobacteria and hepatitis viruses), antiretroviral therapy, treatment options for specific patient groups (such as pregnant women and elderly patients), patient psychology and public health concerns. The book also presents information about issues encountered in practical situations such as management models for non-governmental organizations (NGOs), community involvement in HIV programs and sampling methods in HIV research.

Current Studies in HIV Research is, therefore, a useful guide to research information for novice epidemiologists, clinicians, psychologists, sociologists and managers involved in planning and implementing HIV/AIDS research, prevention and monitoring projects.


It is estimated that about 35 million people worldwide are currently living with HIV/AIDS and, fortunately, the number of AIDS deaths and new infections is also declining. The introduction of antiretroviral therapy for effective control and prevention has had a great role to play in reducing this infection. Further, age of HIV-infected patients have been markedly increased so that the issues related to “HIV and aging” are discussed in more details by many textbooks and articles. However, fundamental challenges still remain such as HIV stigma and discrimination, adherence to antiretroviral therapy, access to high-risk groups including homosexuals and vulnerable women, types of intervention and their effectiveness on high risk groups, as well as achieving commitment to agreed goals by countries.

A textbook may be required to address new developments on the HIV/AIDS from different aspects. The present book can be regarded as a useful resource on HIV for researchers, clinicians, and others dealing with HIV. It provides a review of hot topics in HIV/AIDS compiled by Iranian and foreign experts. Indeed, edited by Dr. SeyedAlinaghi, the book covers important basic, epidemiological and clinical research aspects and presents updated information to readers. It also refers to a number of new issues which have not been extensively studied.

We truly appreciate all the authors who help the editor by writing the book chapters, and hope to provide valuable information to readers and receive positive feedback for our work.

Alireza Yalda
Distinguished Professor of
Tehran University of Medical Sciences


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