Preface: Why a geographer writes about AIDS.
Acknowledgements: Intellectual Antennae.
Prologue: New Plagues for Old: The Horseman Rides Again.
1. The Killer: HIV and What it does.
2. The Origins of HIV: Closing an Open Question?.
3. The Thin Tendrils of Effects.
4. Sex on a Set: A Backcloth for Disaster.
5. Transmission Break: The Geography of the Condom.
6. How Things Spread: Hierarchical Jumps and Geographic Oozings.
7. Africa: A Continent in Catastrophe.
8. Thailand: How to Optimize an Epidemic.
9. America: Leaks in the System.
10. The Bronx: Poverty, Crack and HIV.
11. The Response: How Many Bureaucrats can Dance on the Head of a Pin?.
12. Time but no Space: the Failure of a Paradigm.
13. The Geography in Confidentiality.
14. Education and Planning: Predicting the Next Maps.
15. Herd Immunity: Riding the Coattails of the HIV.
16. Epilogue: Old Plagues for New.
Changing worlds, changing genres: a bibliographic essay.