New Insights into HIV/AIDS for Students and Healthcare Professionals
Since the first case of HIV was diagnosed in 1981, several efforts have gone into its prevention and control. However, it remains a leading scourge today, with no cure despite the international attention and publicity it receives. It is one of the few diseases specifically given attention in the Millennium Development Goals (MDG) and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). There has been inadequate effort by academia in developing countries towards contributing to in-depth knowledge of HIV, as well as stimulating the interest of students in the topic. As the search for a cure continues, this book is timely, discussing the changing epidemiology of HIV. The contributors are not only academicians, but also seasoned programmers who are working in the realm of HIV care.
Professor Esther Asekun-Olarinmoye received her MD from Filemon D. Tanchoco Medical Foundation at Manila Central University, Philippines, in 1982. She qualified as a Fellow of the West African College of Physicians in 1996. She is currently a Professor of Sexual and Reproductive Health in the College of Health Sciences of Osun State University. Her research interests are in reproductive health issues in women and adolescents.
Professor Alebiosu Christopher Olutayo, MBChB, FWACP, is a Fellow of the West African College of Physicians and Professor of Medicine at the College of Health Sciences of Osun State University, Nigeria. He is also a Visiting Professor at the Office of Global Health of Yale University. He received his BSc and MBChB degrees from Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria. He received the Nigerian University Commission Award for Indigenous Research in 2004, and was the founding Director of the Olabisi Onabanjo University Diabetes Center, Nigeria. His publications include Diabetes and Hypertension Treatment Guidelines for Health Workers, Diabetes and Hypertension Information, and Understanding Common Diseases.
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