Answering Your Questions About AIDS
For individuals in the U.S. & U.S. territories
Thirteen million people in the world have been infected with the HIV virus. More than half a million Americans have been diagnosed with AIDS. Over 300,000 have already died.
Because education is the first line of defense in the fight against AIDS, we need reliable, up-to-date information about the number one killer of young men and women in the United States. While the basic facts are known, the public remains misinformed about many crucial aspects of AIDS.
This collection of 350 of the most commonly asked questions about HIV infection and AIDS provides succinct, plain-English answers that conform with the best, most current medical and psychological research. Culled from a sample of 1,600 questions addressed to two major urban AIDS hotlines, these questions represent more closely the concerns of the general reader than any previous discussion of the subject.
Facts and solid guidance are further enhanced by the inclusion of
- a glossary of terms and selected medications
- a directory of local and national HIV/AIDS resources
- a listing of state and national hotline numbers