HIV/AIDS

  • ID: 4226436
  • Book
  • 282 Pages
  • Elsevier Science and Technology
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HIV/AIDS: Oxidative Stress and Dietary Antioxidants provides comprehensive coverage of oxidative stress in HIV/AIDS, focusing on both the pathological process around molecular and cellular metabolism and the complications that can arise due to nutritional imbalance. It provides a pathway for researchers and clinicians to gain an in-depth understanding of the role of oxidative stress, bridging the transdisciplinary divide between virologists, immunologists, physicians, clinical workers, food scientists and nutritionists to advance medical sciences and enable preventative treatment strategies.

Very often oxidative stress is a feature of HIV/AIDs or of the treatment of HIV/AIDs. While immunologists, physicians and clinical workers understand the processes in HIV/AIDs, they may be less conversant in the science of nutrition and dietetics. Similarly, nutritionists and dietitians may be less conversant with the detailed clinical background and science of HIV/AIDs.

  • Offers holistic coverage of HIV/AIDS and the role of oxidative stress
  • Written by a leading team of international experts
  • Provides a roadmap to therapeutic potential and crosses the trans- tissue or transdisciplinary divides

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Section 1: Oxidative Stress and HIV/AIDs

1. Antioxidant status in HIV infection in different clinical conditions 2. Oxidative stress and TB-HIV co-infection 3. Dysfunctional HDL in relation to oxidative stress and HIV 4. Ageing with HIV and oxidative stress 5. Antioxidant in breast in HIV lactating mothers 6. Oxidative stress in HIV in relation to metals

Section 2: Antioxidants and HIV/AIDs

7. HIV and gender differences in diet: a focus on antioxidants 8. Nutritional knowledge in HIV-positive individuals in India 9. Antioxidants in HIV in Africa: supplements, local diet, and education 10. Gene delivery of antioxidant enzymes in HIV 11. Genistein as an antioxidant and use in HIV 12. Glutathione supplementation, antioxidant effects and HIV 13. Herbal remedy Plectranthus barbatus, antioxidant aspects and HIV 14. Methyl gallate as an antioxidant and HIV 15. Taurine and oxidative stress in HIV 16. Magnesium and HAART-mediated oxidative stress 17. Selenium Supplementation and Immune Restorative effects in HIV 18. Vitamin D, oxidative stress and the antiretroviral tenofovir 19. Vitamin E and testicular damage protection in highly active antiretroviral drugs (HAART) 20. Assessing Antioxidant Capacity of Dietary Components 21. Resources in HIV and Nutrition

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Preedy, Victor R.
Victor R. Preedy BSc, PhD, DSc, FRSB, FRSPH, FRCPath, FRSC is a senior member of King's College London. He is also Director of the Genomics Centre and a member of the Faculty of Life Sciences and Medicine.

Professor Preedy has longstanding academic interests in substance misuse especially in relation to health and well being. He is a member of the Editorial Board of Drug and Alcohol Dependence and a founding member of the Editorial Board of Addiction Biology. In his career Professor Preedy was Reader at the Addictive Behaviour Centre at The University of Roehampton, and also Reader at the School of Pharmacy (now part of University College London; UCL). Professor Preedy is Editor of the influential works The Handbook Of Alcohol Related Pathology, The Neuropathology of Drug Addictions and Substance Misuse and The Handbook of Cannabis and Related Pathologies (all published by Academic Press-Elsevier).

Professor Preedy graduated in 1974 with an Honours Degree in Biology and Physiology with Pharmacology. He gained his University of London PhD in 1981. In 1992, he received his Membership of the Royal College of Pathologists and in 1993 he gained his second doctoral degree (DSc). Professor Preedy was elected as a Fellow of the Institute of Biology in 1995 and also as a Fellow to the Royal College of Pathologists in 2000. He was then elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society for the Promotion of Health (2004) and The Royal Institute of Public Health and Hygiene (2004). In 2009, Professor Preedy became a Fellow of the Royal Society for Public Health and in 2012 a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry.

To his credit, Professor Preedy has published over 600 articles, which includes peer-reviewed manuscripts based on original research, abstracts and symposium presentations, reviews and numerous books and volumes.
Watson, Ronald Ross
Ronald Ross Watson, PhD, is a Professor of Health Promotion Sciences at the University of Arizona, Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health. Dr. Watson began his research in public health at the Harvard School of Public Health as a fellow in 1971 doing field work on vaccines in Saudi Arabia. He has done clinical studies in Colombia, Iran, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, and USA which provides a broad international view of public health. He has served in the military reserve hospital for 17 years with extensive training in medical responses to disasters as the chief biochemistry officer of a general hospital, retiring at a Lt. Colonel. He is a distinguished member of several national and international nutrition, immunology, and cancer societies. Dr. Watson's career has involved studying many lifestyle aspects for their uses in health promotion. He has edited over 100 biomedical reference books, particularly in health, and 450 papers and chapters. His teaching and research focuses on alcohol, tobacco and drugs of abuse in heart function and disease in mouse models.

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