This booklet provides current facts about AIDS and HIV: what it is, how the virus is transmitted, its prevalence among various population groups, symptoms of HIV infection, strategies for prevention, etc. It also covers the legal, social, medical, and ethical issues related to AIDS and HIV. After publication, additional updates are posted to the website at http://www.mhhe.com/catalogs/sem/hhp/student. It is available for $1.00 when combined with any McGraw-Hill product to create a package.
Part I: WHAT IS HIV/AIDS?A. Self-Test B. Brief History of HIV/AIDS in America C. What is HIV/AIDS? D. The Apparent Incubation Period and Usual Course of HIV/AIDS E. What are the General Symptoms? F. What are the Common Illness Patterns Associated with AIDS? Part II: HOW MANY PEOPLE HAVE AIDS? WHO A RE THEY? WHERE ARE THEY? A. How Many People Have AIDS? B. Where are the People with AIDS? C. AIDS Cases by Metropolitan Area, Through January 1, 1999 D. Who are the People with AIDS? E. The Impact of HIV/AIDS on Women and Children Part III: HOW DO YOU CONTRACT AIDS? A. High Risk Behavior B. Sexual Behavior C. Drug Abuse D. Blood Supply and Transfusion E. Casual Transmissions (The Transmission of HIV/AIDS without Sexual Contact or Injectable Intravenous Drug Use) Part IV: HOW CAN YOU PREVENT AIDS? A. Establishing and Maintaining Caring, Loving Relationships B. Specific Precautions: Caring Persons Can Take To Avoid HIV/AIDS Risk C. If You are Sexually Active D. Drug Use (and more...)