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A Biomathematical Approach to HIV and AIDS

  • Edward K. Yeargers
  • Ronald W. Shonkwiler
  • James V. Herod

Abstract

Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS) is medically devastating to its victims and wreaks financial and emotional havoc on everyone, infected or not. The purpose of this chapter is to model and understand the behavior of the causative agent of AIDS—the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV). This will necessitate discussions of viral replication and immunology. By the end of this chapter the student should have a firm understanding of the way that HIV functions and be able to apply that understanding to a mathematical treatment of HIV infection and epidemiology.

Keywords

Human Immunodeficiency Virus Host Cell Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infection Adaptive Immune System Snake Venom 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1996

Authors and Affiliations

  • Edward K. Yeargers
    • 1
  • Ronald W. Shonkwiler
    • 2
  • James V. Herod
    • 2
  1. 1.School of BiologyGeorgia Institute of TechnologyAtlantaUSA
  2. 2.School of MathematicsGeorgia Institute of TechnologyAtlantaUSA

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