© 1993

Drugs of Abuse, Immunity, and AIDS

  • Herman Friedman
  • Thomas W. Klein
  • Steven Specter

Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 335)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Martin W. Adler, Ellen B. Geller, Thomas J. Rogers, Earl E. Henderson, Toby K. Eisenstein
    Pages 13-20
  3. Robert M. Donahoe, Larry D. Byrd, Harold M. McClure, Patricia Fultz, Mary Brantley, Frederick Marsteller et al.
    Pages 21-28
  4. Horace H. Loh, Andrew P. Smith, Nancy M. Lee
    Pages 29-33
  5. Daniel J. J. Carr, Charles P. France
    Pages 35-39
  6. Toby K. Eisenstein, Jeanine L. Bussiere, Thomas J. Rogers, Martin W. Adler
    Pages 41-52
  7. Donald T. Lysle, Mary E. Coussons, Val J. Watts, Elizabeth H. Bennett, Linda A. Dykstra
    Pages 53-59
  8. John J. Madden, David Ketelsen, William L. Whaley
    Pages 61-66
  9. Thomas W. Klein, Catherine Newton, Raymond Widen, Herman Friedman
    Pages 67-72
  10. Susan Pross, Yasunobu Nakano, Sharon Bowen, Ray Widen, Herman Friedman
    Pages 73-80
  11. Lois J. Paradise, Herman Friedman
    Pages 81-87
  12. G. A. Cabral, D. A. Dove Pettit, K. Fischer-Stenger
    Pages 95-106
  13. James N. Endicott, Paulette Skipper, Lizette Hernandez
    Pages 107-113
  14. Michael P. Holsapple, Ray A. Matulka, Eric D. Stanulis, Stephen D. Jordan
    Pages 121-126
  15. Katsuhiko Matsui, Herman Friedman, Thomas W. Klein
    Pages 127-134
  16. Austin Vaz, Stanley S. Lefkowitz, Doris L. Lefkowitz
    Pages 135-142

About this book


This volume is based on the program of the Second International Conference on Drugs of Abuse, Immunity and AIDS, held in Clearwater Beach, FL in June 1992. The Conference was supported in part by the University of South Florida College of MediCine with financial assistance from the National Institute on Drug Abuse. The focus of this conference was the effects of drugs of abuse on immunity. It is now widely recognized that psychoactive drugs of abuse, including marijuana, cocaine, and opiates, as well as alcohol, have marked effects in an individual, including effects on their nervous system and behavior. In the past two decades, the scope of studies concerning the effects of some drugs of abuse have also involved investigations of alterations of various physiologic parameters including effects on the immune system. and the influence of such immune alterations on normal physiological responses. In this regard, participants in this Second International Conference provided newer information concerning both basic and clinical aspects of drugs of abuse and immunity, especially immunodeficiencies. In this regard, advances have been made in recent years concerning the nature and mechanisms whereby the immune system is regulated and the possible mechanisms by which drugs of abuse influence such immune systems. In particular, the emergence of psychoneuroimmunology as a new discipline the last decade has heightened interest in the immune responses influenced by psychoactive drugs. This has resulted in interdisciplinary investigations involving both clinical and basic scientists, including microbiologists, immunologists, physiologists, psychiatrists, oncologists, psychologists, etc.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Herman Friedman
    • 1
  • Thomas W. Klein
    • 1
  • Steven Specter
    • 1
  1. 1.University of South FloridaTampaUSA

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