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Understanding and Preventing AIDS: A Book for Everyone


Health Alert Press, PO Box 2060, Cambridge, MA 02238-2060. 230p.,

Even though AIDS has been the topic of numerous shows, magazines, books, and lectures, there are countless millions of people who are still ignorant about AIDS facts. Some of this is related to the homophobic mentality of some of these individuals, some is because religious leaders are reluctant to consider it for their congregations, and some of it is the political aspects connected with AIDS education. "This book was designed to provide accurate, non-sensationalistic, easy-to-understand information for both medical professionals and the laypeople alike. Beyond providing facts, this book creates a framework which outlines the biological nature of AIDS, the scientific and social aspects of the AIDS epidemic, and how AIDS relates to them as individuals." It is a book that is intended to be read from cover to cover. The information pertains to AIDS in the United States and it is intended for educational use only, not as medical advice. Topics covered include HIV genes, the name game, lentiviruses, monkey viruses, lymphatic system, diseases common to AIDS, physical disorders common to AIDS, relative risks of sexual activities, HIV screening, experimental drugs, support groups, condom use, U.S. military screening, ethnic breakdown, and hygiene. This is not an in-depth book but rather a summary of information about the virus and what is and can be done to treat patients. A good general book. (H. Robert Malinowsky)

Prevention, Education, Epidemiology


Information in this article was accurate in September 30, 1993. The state of the art may have changed since the publication date. This material is designed to support, not replace, the relationship that exists between you and your doctor. Always discuss treatment options with a doctor who specializes in treating HIV.