Pediatric AIDS: The Challenge of HIV Infection in Infants, Children, and Adolescents is a welcome, much-needed book on the important subject of the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) in these age groups. Drs Pizzo and Wilfert have compiled an excellent resource in a timely and complete manner. Considering how rapidly this field is moving, the book is remarkably up to date.
This book is superb as a reference; it is inclusive and well documented. Six major sections (each with multiple chapters) deal with epidemiology, biology, diagnosis, clinical manifestations, treatment, and prevention and public policy. However, it is not written or edited to be read from cover to cover, as there is significant overlap among many of the chapters.
Individual chapters, particularly those under organ-specific complications, provide extremely useful reviews of a variety of topics, such as skin disorders, myopathies, and the like, not provided by any other source. I hope the