This title examines one of the world's critical issues, HIV/AIDS. Readers will learn the historical background of the issue, leading up to its current and future impact on society. Discussed in detail are the global impacts of HIV/AIDS, medications to help infected persons, and medical research and education to prevent contraction of HIV/AIDS. Also covered are prejudices surrounding HIV/AIDS and how this contributes to misinformation and discrimination. Worldwide and nationwide programs to combat HIV/AIDS, such as UNAIDS and PEPFAR, are also introduced. Engaging text, informative sidebars, and color photographs present information realistically, leaving readers with a thorough, honest interpretation of HIV/AIDS. Features include a timeline, facts, additional resources, Web sites, a glossary, a bibliography, and an index.
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