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Table of Contents

Introduction: a new disease
1: The puzzle of HIV-1
2: Tracing HIV to its roots
3: The primate connection
4: From rain forest to research laboratory
5: Timing SIV cpz's jump to humans
6: A vital first step for HIV-1 group M
7: Beginning the epic journey
8: HIV-1 group M meets the challenge
9: Past, present, and future pandemics
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About the Author

Dorothy H. Crawford is Emeritus Professor of Medical Microbiology at the University Of Edinburgh, where she has been Assistant Principal for Public Understanding of Medicine since 2007. She was elected a Fellow of both the Royal Society of Edinburgh and the Academy of Medical Sciences in 2001, and awarded an OBE for services to medicine and higher education in 2005. Her previous books include The Invisible Enemy (OUP, 2000), Deadly Companions
(OUP, 2007), and Viruses: A Very Short Introduction (OUP, 2011).


"A wonderful source book for professionals and a highly informative, often engrossing tale for lay readers." --Kirkus

"an engrossing history" --Publishers Weekly
"This engaging work will appeal to a broad audience." --Library Journal
"Crawford privides a contemporary summary of what is known about the origins of HIV and its movement from chimpanzees and mangabeys to humans. Her writing is crisp and clear." -R. Adler, University of Michigan, Dearborn, CHOICE

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