In this booklet, Professor David Wessner of Davidson College gives a brief examination of HIV, the immune system, and AIDS. Also included within this introduction is a discussion of modern research on drugs and the search for an effective vaccine. Finally, this booklet addresses important global issues associated with the HIV/AIDS pandemic; including access to affordable healthcare, distribution of condoms, and the empowerment of women. HIV and AIDS will give students a greater understanding of HIV/AIDS and the many issues associated with the disease.
Table of Contents
An Introduction to HIV/AIDS
Search for a Vaccine
What Does the Future Hold?
Resources for Students and Educators