By Martin J. Wiselka (auth.), Steven Myint, Alan Cann (eds.)

Human immunodeficiency virus and AIDS have bought a lot recognition within the final decade. because the significant reason behind loss of life in teenagers, this challenge is merited. AIDS has additionally ushered onto the medical time table a few strange and engaging pathogens. those have had significantly much less awareness than the virus itself, yet are arguably as vital. This booklet makes an attempt to place into one quantity a state-of-the-art overview of the elemental biology of those opportunistic organisms. while compiling this e-book, the perceived hassle was once figuring out the way to limit the variety of chapters, as there's a huge variety of opportunistic organisms. It quickly grew to become transparent, despite the fact that, that the chapters would choose themselves, because the paintings on lots of those organisms was once nonetheless in its infancy. we will be able to be criticized for together with Salmonella, which isn't regarded as an opportunistic an infection, and except for Cryptococcus. Our defence is that the previous has a fascinating courting with HIV and the latter is a kind of organisms for which the elemental biology remains to be in its early levels. The authors are all lively researchers of their respective fields and we're thankful that they controlled to check their matters within the brief turn-around time required for a e-book comparable to this to not be needlessly outmoded on e-book. we are hoping that, if not anything else, this publication stimulates curiosity and extra study on those brokers: possibly, in destiny variations, there'll be even more to explain on their molecular biology.

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